The Man Without a Country (1925)

Drama | 1925

Director:

Rowland V. Lee

Writer:

Robert N. Lee

Cinematographer:

G. O. Post

Production Company:

Fox Film Corp.
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HISTORY

Other adaptions of the Edward Everett Hale short story include a 1917 Thanhouser film directed by Ernest C. Warde and starring Florence La Badie and H. E. Herbert (see entry)and a 1973 ABC television movie, starring Cliff Robertson and directed by Delbert Mann. ...

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Other adaptions of the Edward Everett Hale short story include a 1917 Thanhouser film directed by Ernest C. Warde and starring Florence La Badie and H. E. Herbert (see entry)and a 1973 ABC television movie, starring Cliff Robertson and directed by Delbert Mann.

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
New York Times
12 Feb 1925
p. 12
Variety
18 Feb 1925
p. 34
DETAILS
Release Date:
1925
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 11 Feb 1925
Production Date:

Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Fox Film Corp.
18 January 1925
LP21146
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
10,000
Length(in reels):
10
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Early in the 19th century, Lieutenant Nolan becomes involved in the Burr conspiracy. When Burr is tried for treason, Nolan refuses to reaffirm his allegiance to the United States and declares openly that he hopes never again to see or hear anything of the United States. He is court-martialed and sentenced to be placed on an American warship, never again to see his native land, or to hear mention of it. Years pass: Nolan is transfered from ship to ship in the Navy and sees action with Decatur at Algiers and later in an encounter with a pirate ship. Nolan's sweetheart, Anne Bissell, appeals in vain to a succession of Presidents to have him pardoned. When the Civil War begins, Nolan is a broken old man, passionate in his love for his country. He is finally pardoned by President Lincoln, but he dies on receipt of the ...

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Early in the 19th century, Lieutenant Nolan becomes involved in the Burr conspiracy. When Burr is tried for treason, Nolan refuses to reaffirm his allegiance to the United States and declares openly that he hopes never again to see or hear anything of the United States. He is court-martialed and sentenced to be placed on an American warship, never again to see his native land, or to hear mention of it. Years pass: Nolan is transfered from ship to ship in the Navy and sees action with Decatur at Algiers and later in an encounter with a pirate ship. Nolan's sweetheart, Anne Bissell, appeals in vain to a succession of Presidents to have him pardoned. When the Civil War begins, Nolan is a broken old man, passionate in his love for his country. He is finally pardoned by President Lincoln, but he dies on receipt of the news.

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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