World War I Films of the Silent Era

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World War I Films of the Silent Era is a collection of four films about "The Great War," which lasted from 1914 to 1918. It includes two collections of real film footage, a fictional espionage drama, and a documentary. "Fighting the War" is authentic footage filmed by Donald C. Thompson of the war's front lines in France. "The Log of the U-35" is real filming of German U-Boat Commander Lothar von Arnauld de la Perriere's sinking of ships in the Mediterranean. "The Secret Game" is the feature film in the collection. In the movie, Kitty Little (Florence Vidor) is a German spy living in the United States. Nara-Nara (Sessue Hayakawa), a Japanese spy, teams up with American agents to stop her from leaking critical wartime information. "The Moving Picture Boys in the Great War" is a documentary by Lowell Thomas. It shows the shift in the themes of American motion pictures from the beginning to the end of the war. World War I Films of the Silent Era is an educational, yet entertaining, look at one of the biggest events in world history.moreless

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