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DATE
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Film Daily
14 Aug 1927.
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New York Times
8 Aug 1927
p. 10.
Variety
10 Aug 1927.
p. 20.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
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DIRECTOR
PRODUCERS
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PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel The Woman of Knockaloe, a Parable by Hall Caine (New York, 1923).
AUTHOR
DETAILS
Release Date:
10 September 1927
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 6 August 1927
Copyright Claimant:
Paramount Famous Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
10 September 1927
Copyright Number:
LP24408
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
6,951
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

In pastoral Normandy the peaceful harvest is broken by the call to colors in 1914, and Mona, a peasant girl, is left to take care of the farm for her father and brother. When the farm is confiscated by French authorities for a prison camp, Mona and her father are forced to assume a mortgage to buy additional stock. Although she despises the Germans, Mona becomes attracted to Oskar, a young prisoner who works at the farm. A French sergeant attempts to force his way into Mona's house, and Oskar, in coming to her aid, is charged with assault; at his trial, however, Mona defends the young German though she is branded as a traitor. After the Armistice, the camp is ordered cleared, but the villagers refuse to harbor the boy; then Mona's blinded brother returns from the war and shames the people with an impassioned plea for love and ... +


In pastoral Normandy the peaceful harvest is broken by the call to colors in 1914, and Mona, a peasant girl, is left to take care of the farm for her father and brother. When the farm is confiscated by French authorities for a prison camp, Mona and her father are forced to assume a mortgage to buy additional stock. Although she despises the Germans, Mona becomes attracted to Oskar, a young prisoner who works at the farm. A French sergeant attempts to force his way into Mona's house, and Oskar, in coming to her aid, is charged with assault; at his trial, however, Mona defends the young German though she is branded as a traitor. After the Armistice, the camp is ordered cleared, but the villagers refuse to harbor the boy; then Mona's blinded brother returns from the war and shames the people with an impassioned plea for love and forgiveness. +

GENRE
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Sub-genre:
World War I


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AFI Life Achievement Award

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