“The Man Without a Country” is a drama, featuring Florence La Badie, a star of Silent Hall of Fame.
This was last film of Florence La Badie – she died 34 days after the film’s release as a result of injuries sustained in an auto accident. She was only 29.
Florence La Badie plays an outstanding role in this film. There is one particularly memorable scene, in which she publicly defies her fiance to choose between wearing a patriotic pin instead of being a pacifist and getting back her engagement ring. Florence La Badie does all this in the midst of a pacifist crowd and further shocks all present by declaring that whoever does not support the US soldiers is an enemy.
Initial release: September 9, 1917 (USA)
Director: Ernest C. Warde
Screenplay: Lloyd Lonergan
Story by: Edward Everett Hale
Cast: Florence La Badie, Holmes Herbert, George Marlo.
Production companies: Thanhouser Company, Universal Studios