The Battle Cry of Peace
Also known as A Call to Arms Against War and The Battle Cry of War in the USA; An American Home in the United Kingdom
B&W : Nine reels
Directed by Wilfred North and J. Stuart Blackton
Cast: Charles Richman [John Harrison], L. Rogers Lytton [Mr. Emanon], James Morrison [Charley Harrison], Mary Maurice [Mrs. Harrison], Louise Beaudet [Mrs. Vandergriff], Harold Hubert [John Vandergriff], Jack Crawford [Poet Scout], Charles Kent [the master], Julia Swayne Gordon [Magdalen], Belle Bruce [Alice Harrison], Norma Talmadge [Virginia Vandergriff], Lucille Hammill [Dorothy Vandergriff], Evart Overton [Vandergriff’s son], George Stevens [butler], Thais Lawton [Columbia], Lionel Braham [the war monster], William J. Ferguson [Abraham Lincoln], Paul Scardon [Ulysses S. Grant], Joseph Kilgour [George Washington], Tefft Johnson, Blanche Earle, Harry S. Northrup, James Lackaye, Woodrow Wilson [himself], Hudson Maxim [himself]
The Vitagraph Company of America production; distributed by V-L-S-E, Incorporated [A Blue Ribbon Feature]. / Produced by J. Stuart Blackton. Scenario by J. Stuart Blackton, from the book Defenseless America by Hudson Maxim. Cinematography by Leonard Smith and Arthur T. Quinn. Music score arranged by S.L. Rothafel. Music score edited by S.M. Berg and Ivan Rudisill. / Premiered 14 September 1915 at the Vitagraph Theatre in New York, New York. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / Followed by Womanhood, the Glory of the Nation (1917).
Drama: World War I.
Survival status: The film is presumed lost : Fragmentary footage of battle scenes exist in the George Eastman Museum film archive.
Current rights holder: Public domain.
Keywords: Espionage: Spies - Flags: American - Presidents: USA: Ulysses S. Grant, Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Woodrow Wilson - USA - War - Weapons: Guns, Pistols
Listing updated: 20 June 2012.
References: Barry-Griffith p. 27; Bohn-Light p. 116; Everson-American p. 369; Lahue-Triangle p. 67; Parish-Combat p. 206; Pitts-Hollywood pp. 3, 8; Sinyard-Silent p. 60; Slide-BigV pp. 176j, 176k, 176l; Slide-Early p. 14; Slide-FineArts p. 83; Tarbox-Lost pp. 222, 250 : Website-IMDb; Website-Talmadge.