Mary Pickford and Cecil B. DeMille combine forces to make war look like a righteous crusade to save the World’s Sweetheart from the slavering Huns. Uses every propaganda trick in the book and even helps write the book.
Hampered by thin characters and some pretty bad performances, particularly from Jack Holt, who was severely miscast as a German-American fighting his German blood. (I can’t believe I need to type this but there were no Nazis in WWI. Trust me, this has come up.) Pickford does what she can but there are limits. Everyone involved deserves better.
How does it end? Hover or tap below for a spoiler.Jack dumps Deutschland for Mary and ends up interned with his lady love fussing over him.
If it were a dessert it would be: Candy Cigarettes. Seemed like a cute idea at the time but was possibly harmful and definitely antiquated.
Availability: Released on DVD.
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