We’re in the Navy Now 1926

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We’re in the Navy Now is a 1926 silent film comedy directed by A. Edward Sutherland and starring Wallace Beery and Raymond Hatton. Beery and Hatton previously appeared as a comedy team in Sutherland’s Behind the Front and are reunited here. Wikipedia

“Stinky” Smith makes off with the prize money when his buddy, “Knockout” Hansen loses a fight with Percival “Sailor” Scruggs. Hansen pursues him him to a U.S. Navy recruiting office, and, the next thing they know, both are in the Navy and aboard an overseas transport ship. Madelyn Phillips is on board and Scruggs is the the ship’s Master-of-Arms. They overhear a mysterious conversation between Madelyn and the ship’s radio officer. Later, Madelun induces the pair to take her off the ship and into a row boat. She disappears and they are picked up by a French ship, which sinks a German U-Boat. When the war ends they learn that Madelyn was an operative of the U.S. Secret Service.

—Les Adams
Initial release: November 6, 1926 (USA)
Director: A. Edward Sutherland
Story by: Monte Brice
Screenplay: George Marion Jr., John McDermott
Producers: Adolph Zukor, Jesse L. Lasky

Director: A. Edward Sutherland (as Edward Sutherland)
Writers: Monte Brice (original story), John McDermott (scenario)
Stars: Wallace Beery, Raymond Hatton, Chester Conklin



The Heart of Humanity 1919


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An American woman is terrorized by the ravages of war and a lecherous Prussian lieutenant when she becomes a Red Cross nurse overseas during the Great War.
Director: Allen Holubar
Writers: Allen Holubar, Olga Linek Scholl (as Olga Scholl)
Stars: Dorothy Phillips, William Stowell, Robert Anderson

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The Silent Command 1923

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The Silent Command is a 1923 American silent drama film directed by J. Gordon Edwards and features Bela Lugosi as a foreign saboteur in his American film debut. The film, written by Anthony Paul Kelly and Rufus King, also stars Edmund Lowe. Wikipedia

Director: J. Gordon Edwards
Producer: William Fox
Distributed by: Fox Film
Screenplay: Rufus King, Anthony Paul Kelly

Stars: Edmund Lowe, Alma Tell, Martha Mansfield, Bela Lugosi

The Fall of Troy 1911

La caduta di Troia (original title)

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English subs


One of the first epics on the History of Movies, it tells the story of the Fall of Troy: Paris seduces Helen, queen of Sparta, and takes her to Troy, the city state of his father, King Priam. The Greeks declare war against the Trojans, and after ten years of siege finally, manage to invade the city with a wooden horse.
– Written by José Maria Neto

Directors: Luigi Romano Borgnetto, Giovanni Pastrone
Writer: Giovanni Pastrone
Stars: Luigi Romano Borgnetto, Giovanni Casaleggio, Madame Davesnes

Verdun, Vision of History 1928


Dramatic re-enactment of the battle of Verdun during World War I, as seen by both French and German sides.

Initial release: November 8, 1928
Director: Léon Poirier
Screenplay: Léon Poirier
Cinematography: Georges Million
Cast: Albert Préjean, Suzanne Bianchetti, Jeanne Marie-Laurent

America Goes Over 1918

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A film produced and distributed by the US Army Signal Corps during World War I to inform and “educate” the US population about the reasons for fighting the war. Featured are scenes with Gen. John Pershing, commander of US forces in Europe, and views of US soldiers in combat and resting up between battles.
– Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

Initial release: 1918
Produced by: Signal Corps
Distributed by: Committee on Public Information

Mare Nostrum 1926


German spy Freya Talberg (Alice Terry) seduces Spanish sea captain Ulysses Farragut (Antonio Moreno) to use his neutral ship, the “Mare Nostrum,” to transport supplies to a German submarine. Freya assures Ulysses the submarine will respect neutrality, but soon after, the sub sinks a ship carrying Ulysses’ son. Grief-stricken and bitter, Ulysses offers his ship to the French to pursue the Germans — while Freya, guilty over her involvement with the sinking, tries to withdraw from spying.

Director: Rex Ingram
Screenplay: Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
Music composed by: William Axt
Produced by: Rex Ingram

Alice Terry as Freya Talberg
Antonio Moreno as Ulysses Ferragut
Apollon (Louis Uni) as The Triton
Álex Nova as Don Esteban Ferragut
Kada-Abd-el-Kader as Young Ulysses
Hughie Mack as Caragol
Mickey Brantford as Esteban Ferragut
Mademoiselle Kithnou as Dona Cinta (as Kithnou)
Rosita Ramírez as Pepita, Ulysses’ Niece
Frédéric Mariotti as Toni, the Mate
Pâquerette as Doctor Fedelmann (as Mme. Paquerette)
Fernand Mailly as Count Kaledine
Andrews Engelmann as Submarine Commander (as André von Engelman)

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