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The alternate title for this film was Her Greatest Power . According to news items, the gun crew of the first Battery Field Artillery, of the New York National Guard assisted in the production of scenes in which a village was blown up by shell fire on Long ... More Less

The alternate title for this film was Her Greatest Power . According to news items, the gun crew of the first Battery Field Artillery, of the New York National Guard assisted in the production of scenes in which a village was blown up by shell fire on Long Island. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
7 Jul 17
p. 341.
MPN
14 Jul 17
p. 281.
MPW
16 Jun 17
p. 1838.
Variety
28 Apr 17
p. 2688.
Wid's
28 Jun 17
pp. 413-14.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Her Greatest Power
Release Date:
18 June 1917
Copyright Claimant:
Metro Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
21 June 1917
Copyright Number:
LP10973
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Miriam Monroe and John Conrad are two young scientific workers who, independently of each other, have discovered a chemical called exonite. Miriam discovered it while searching for a cure for cancer, while Conrad used it as a basis for a powerful explosive. When Conrad points out to her that its use could bring about world peace, Miriam works with him to perfect the formula. After Miriam's father, the head of a great corporation, receives news that the country is threatened by war, he and his partner, Albert Bernard, consider exonite for government use but Conrad, still professing peace, refuses to give up his formula for the purposes of war. Miriam, refusing to take no for an answer, steals into the lab to procure the formula, where she finds Bernard, actually a German spy, attempting to obtain the chemical for his government. After a struggle, Bernard is captured by secret service agents, and Conrad agrees to give the formula to his ... +


Miriam Monroe and John Conrad are two young scientific workers who, independently of each other, have discovered a chemical called exonite. Miriam discovered it while searching for a cure for cancer, while Conrad used it as a basis for a powerful explosive. When Conrad points out to her that its use could bring about world peace, Miriam works with him to perfect the formula. After Miriam's father, the head of a great corporation, receives news that the country is threatened by war, he and his partner, Albert Bernard, consider exonite for government use but Conrad, still professing peace, refuses to give up his formula for the purposes of war. Miriam, refusing to take no for an answer, steals into the lab to procure the formula, where she finds Bernard, actually a German spy, attempting to obtain the chemical for his government. After a struggle, Bernard is captured by secret service agents, and Conrad agrees to give the formula to his country. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
War preparedness


Subject

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

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