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This RARE and wonderful B&W movie dvd release is titled... THE LITTLE AMERICAN
Mary Pickford in a stirring photoplay of great patriotic appeal.
Mary Pickford's charm plus director Cecil B. DeMille's penchant for the spectacular creates an exceptional piece of work. America had recently entered World War I when this picture was made. It begins in 1914 with American Angela Moore (Pickford) and her two foreign suitors -- a German, Karl Von Austreim (Jack Holt) and a Frenchman, Count Jules de Destin (Raymond Hatton). Angela prefers Karl, but when war breaks out in Europe, both men go to serve their countries. Eventually Angela, too, sails for France, but her ship is sunk by a U-boat (although not named, the ship is presumed to be the Lusitania). She is saved, but when she arrives at her destination, she finds her aunt dead, and soon she transforms the family chateau into a hospital for those wounded in battle. The Germans arrive to fight, rape and pillage. Angela and Karl are reunited when, unaware of her identity, he tries to attack her. She forgives him this transgression, but when the Germans discover her sending messages to the French, the commander (Herbert Bosworth) orders her shot. At this, Karl denounces his country and he is ordered to be shot, too. The pair are saved by a French shell which blows up the Germans at an opportune moment, and after an all-night battle, they are found by the Allies, sleeping at the foot of a cross. Although Karl is arrested, Angela is able to have him freed so they can leave for the U.S. together.
Directed by the legendary Cecil B. DeMille
This 1917 epic war adventure film has a new stereo music soundtrack!
Mary Pickford ... Angela Moore
Jack Holt ... Karl Von Austreim
Raymond Hatton ... Count Jules De Destin
This film is blatantly an anti-German propaganda film to which audiences flocked because America declared war on Germany a few months before its release. It's very effective even today, as I found myself despising the Germans for their actions, which included killing civilians and raping some women. Mary Pickford plays the title character, uncharacteristically a grown woman instead of a child she played in most of her films during the silent era. She is wooed by German-American Jack Holt and French-American Raymond Hatton when war breaks out in 1914.
Walter Long made a good heavy - he can sneer with the best of them. The cast includes future stars Wallace Beery, Ramon Novarro, Colleen Moore, and Norman Kerry in smaller uncredited parts.
This high quality DVD is "All Region" so it will play Anywhere in the USA and the World!
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This is an ENGLISH language motion picture with NO SUBTITLES.
All digital masters are actual archival 16mm or 35mm film elements.
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