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War Brides (1916)

Passed | | Drama, Romance, War | 12 November 1916 (USA)
Joan is loved by a young man of the village and they are married. In a few weeks the husband, a soldier, is sent to the war-front along with his three brothers. Word is received that her ... See full summary »

Director:

Herbert Brenon

Writers:

Marion Craig Wentworth (play), Herbert Brenon (scenario)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Alla Nazimova ... Joan
Charles Hutchison ... George
Charles Bryant ... Franz
William Bailey ... Eric
Richard Barthelmess ... Arno (as Richard S. Barthelmess)
Nila Mack ... Amelia
Gertrude Berkeley Gertrude Berkeley ... The Mother
Alex Shannon Alex Shannon ... The King
Robert Whitworth Robert Whitworth ... Lt. Hoffman
Ned Burton Ned Burton ... Capt. Bragg
Theodora Warfield Theodora Warfield ... Minna
Charles Chailles Charles Chailles ... A Financier
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Joan is loved by a young man of the village and they are married. In a few weeks the husband, a soldier, is sent to the war-front along with his three brothers. Word is received that her husband has been killed in battle and Joan's first impulse is suicide by she is pregnant and her prospective motherhood makes her realize her new responsibility. The military authorities start a movement to get the young women of the country to marry departing soldiers, so that the empire may have another generation of fighting men. Word is received that the King is to pass through their village and Joan organizes the women in a general protest against the war. She leads them all, dressed in black, in a long procession to meet the Monarch. The soldiers threaten to shoot her unless she turns the women back, buy Joan comes face-to-face with the ruler and kills herself, as her message from the women that they refuse to make another generation victims of a ruthless militarism. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net.

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Genres:

Drama | Romance | War

Certificate:

Passed
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 November 1916 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Film debut of Richard Barthelmess. See more »

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Spoofed in War Prides (1917) See more »

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