She Goes to War (1929)

87 mins | Drama | 13 July 1929

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HISTORY

According to a production directory in the 8 Dec 1928 Exhibitors Herald-Moving Picture World, work began on She Goes to War on 24 Sep 1928. Gertrude Astor was listed as a cast member, but her name was not in the final film ... More Less

According to a production directory in the 8 Dec 1928 Exhibitors Herald-Moving Picture World, work began on She Goes to War on 24 Sep 1928. Gertrude Astor was listed as a cast member, but her name was not in the final film credits. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World
8 Dec 1928
p. 50.
Film Daily
9 Jun 1929.
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New York Times
10 Jun 1929
p. 23.
Variety
12 Jun 1929
p. 29.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCERS
Assoc prod
Assoc prod
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTORS
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the short story "She Goes to War" in She Goes to War, and Other Stories by Rupert Hughes (New York, 1929).
AUTHOR
SONGS
"Joan" and "There Is a Happy Land," words and music by Harry Akst
"Wait for Me," words by Sam Lewis and Joe Young, music by Harry Akst.
DETAILS
Release Date:
13 July 1929
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 8 June 1929
Production Date:
began 24 September 1928
Copyright Claimant:
Inspiration Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
10 June 1929
Copyright Number:
LP452
Physical Properties:
Silent with sound sequences
Mus score, sd eff, singing and talking seq by Movietone
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
87
Length(in feet):
9,500 , 8,441
Length(in reels):
10
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Small town social leader Joan Morant, who holds herself aloof from the "common people," is thrilled when wartime activity strikes her community, and enlisting the support of her uncle, a congressman, she obtains an assignment overseas. Although she loves Reggie, a wealthy sheik, Joan plays with the affections of Pike, a local garage owner, both of whom she meets in France. Tom Pike, transformed by his war experiences, rebuffs Joan's advances, and she seeks out Reggie, who is living his accustomed life of luxury as a supply sergeant. Joan's female companions, constantly making great sacrifices, impress upon her the seriousness of purpose in her work, and she resolves to do her part. When Reggie, called to the front, becomes hopelessly drunk, she dons his uniform and replaces him in the ranks, where she experiences a new admiration and love for Tom, her commander. Proving her heroism in battle, she returns to Tom, worthy of his ... +


Small town social leader Joan Morant, who holds herself aloof from the "common people," is thrilled when wartime activity strikes her community, and enlisting the support of her uncle, a congressman, she obtains an assignment overseas. Although she loves Reggie, a wealthy sheik, Joan plays with the affections of Pike, a local garage owner, both of whom she meets in France. Tom Pike, transformed by his war experiences, rebuffs Joan's advances, and she seeks out Reggie, who is living his accustomed life of luxury as a supply sergeant. Joan's female companions, constantly making great sacrifices, impress upon her the seriousness of purpose in her work, and she resolves to do her part. When Reggie, called to the front, becomes hopelessly drunk, she dons his uniform and replaces him in the ranks, where she experiences a new admiration and love for Tom, her commander. Proving her heroism in battle, she returns to Tom, worthy of his love. +

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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