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HISTORY

Wid's notes a length of ten parts, while MPN lists seven reels. The film was originally planned for a state rights ... More Less

Wid's notes a length of ten parts, while MPN lists seven reels. The film was originally planned for a state rights release. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
5 Jan 18
p. 399.
Motog
24 Nov 17
p. 1115.
MPN
10 Nov 17
p. 3305.
MPW
19 Jan 18
p. 410.
NYDM
12 Jan 18
p. 17.
NYDM
19 Jan 18
p. 15.
Variety
2 Nov 17
p. 51.
Wid's
1 Nov 17
p. 697.
DETAILS
Release Date:
10 January 1918
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
7-10
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

During World War I, young Belgian fisherman Victor Morenne leaves his sweetheart Jeanne Desfree when French art connoisseur Colonel Dupin convinces him to develop his skills as a sculptor in Paris. Although Victor has vowed to return to Jeanne, while in Paris he becomes enamored of Countess de Vries, actually a German spy. Jeanne's uncle, meanwhile, tries to force her into marrying Berger, the local postmaster, who is also a German spy. When Belgium is invaded, Victor joins the Belgian army and is wounded and apparently blinded. Unknown to him, Jeanne nurses him back to health, while the countess rejects him. Victor eventually regains his sight and his love for Jeanne, and the countess is arrested as a ... +


During World War I, young Belgian fisherman Victor Morenne leaves his sweetheart Jeanne Desfree when French art connoisseur Colonel Dupin convinces him to develop his skills as a sculptor in Paris. Although Victor has vowed to return to Jeanne, while in Paris he becomes enamored of Countess de Vries, actually a German spy. Jeanne's uncle, meanwhile, tries to force her into marrying Berger, the local postmaster, who is also a German spy. When Belgium is invaded, Victor joins the Belgian army and is wounded and apparently blinded. Unknown to him, Jeanne nurses him back to health, while the countess rejects him. Victor eventually regains his sight and his love for Jeanne, and the countess is arrested as a spy. +

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

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