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Some of the scenes were shot at Camp Joseph W. Johnson in Jacksonville, FL with several soldiers taking minor ... More Less

Some of the scenes were shot at Camp Joseph W. Johnson in Jacksonville, FL with several soldiers taking minor parts. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
2 Feb 18
p. 734.
ETR
9 Feb 18
p. 836.
MPW
9 Feb 18
p. 870.
MPW
26 Apr 18
p. 41.
Variety
1 Feb 18
p. 44.
Wid's
14 Feb 18
pp. 939-40.
DETAILS
Release Date:
28 January 1918
Copyright Claimant:
Metro Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
21 January 1918
Copyright Number:
LP11979
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

When the United States enters World War I, Helen Morrison, a widow, worries that she will lose her only son David, who has just reached the age of twenty-one. Although David patriotically urges the employees at his factory to enlist, he reluctantly gives in to his mother's pleas to remain at home with her. When David is drafted, his mother, panic-stricken, alters the date on his birth certificate, even though the later birthdate implies that he is illegitimate. Disgusted, David enlists under an assumed name, thus shaming Helen, who confesses her dishonesty to the townspeople. Her son, now in uniform, then forgives ... +


When the United States enters World War I, Helen Morrison, a widow, worries that she will lose her only son David, who has just reached the age of twenty-one. Although David patriotically urges the employees at his factory to enlist, he reluctantly gives in to his mother's pleas to remain at home with her. When David is drafted, his mother, panic-stricken, alters the date on his birth certificate, even though the later birthdate implies that he is illegitimate. Disgusted, David enlists under an assumed name, thus shaming Helen, who confesses her dishonesty to the townspeople. Her son, now in uniform, then forgives her. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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