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The Fourth Liberty Loan drive was completed just before the film was released. George and Raoul Walsh were brothers. Ralph Faulkner looked very much like President Woodrow ... More Less

The Fourth Liberty Loan drive was completed just before the film was released. George and Raoul Walsh were brothers. Ralph Faulkner looked very much like President Woodrow Wilson. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
12 Oct 18
p. 1607, 1623
MPN
19 Oct 18
p. 2594.
MPW
19 Oct 18
p. 443.
MPW
4 Jan 19
p. 118.
Variety
8 Nov 18
p. 41.
Wid's
6 Oct 18
pp. 9-10.
CAST
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DETAILS
Release Date:
6 October 1918
Copyright Claimant:
William Fox
Copyright Date:
6 October 1918
Copyright Number:
LP12980
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

During World War I, an enterprising and patriotic reporter named Jack Bartlett interviews President Woodrow Wilson on the importance of the Fourth Liberty Loan. Jack returns from Washington to find that Otto Crumley, a German sympathizer, has taken control of his newspaper, and when Crumley tears up the story, Jack resigns and joins the Liberty Loan campaign. After raising a large sum of money for the government, Jack succeeds in preventing a strike in a local munitions plant. Later, he learns that Crumley, actually a German agent, has stolen a secret gasoline substitute formula invented by William Desmond, the father of his girlfriend Margaret. Crumley imprisons Margaret, but Jack rescues her and then swims out to the schooner on which Crumley is making his escape. The spy apprehended, Jack turns the ship's guns on a German submarine and sinks ... +


During World War I, an enterprising and patriotic reporter named Jack Bartlett interviews President Woodrow Wilson on the importance of the Fourth Liberty Loan. Jack returns from Washington to find that Otto Crumley, a German sympathizer, has taken control of his newspaper, and when Crumley tears up the story, Jack resigns and joins the Liberty Loan campaign. After raising a large sum of money for the government, Jack succeeds in preventing a strike in a local munitions plant. Later, he learns that Crumley, actually a German agent, has stolen a secret gasoline substitute formula invented by William Desmond, the father of his girlfriend Margaret. Crumley imprisons Margaret, but Jack rescues her and then swims out to the schooner on which Crumley is making his escape. The spy apprehended, Jack turns the ship's guns on a German submarine and sinks it. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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