Like the anonymous novel (generally credited to Rex Stout) upon which it is based, the photoplay tells how a peace-loving President prevents his country from being stampeded into a European war.
SENSATIONAL!...DYNAMIC! A SMASHING, DRAMATIC STORY SO STARTLING THE AUTHOR DARED NOT SIGN HIS NAME! (Print Ad- Milwaukee Journal, ((Milwaukee, Wisc.)) 3 January 1935)
11 January 1935 (USA)
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Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?
The anonymous novel on which the movie is based was written by Rex Stout. This was not known at the time. There is a little inside joke when the president's wife urges him to drink a glass of stout. See more
One of the businessmen says that 400,000 casualties resulted from World War I. In fact, there were less than a third of that number, and about half of those died from disease (in the influenza epidemic), not in combat. See more
Secretary of War Lewis Wardell
I think the Secretary of War should always have a gun... even if he doesn't know how to shoot.
Featured in The Road to War: U.S.A.