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Civilization
Also known as What Every True Britain is Fighting For in the United Kingdom
(1916) American
B&W : Ten reels
Directed by Raymond B. West + [Reginald Barker and Thomas H. Ince]

Cast: Herschel Mayall [The King of Wredpryd], Lola May [Queen Eugenie], Howard Hickman [Count Ferdinand], Enid Markey [Katheryn Haldemann], George Fisher [The Christus], J. Frank Burke [Luther Rolf], Charles K. French [the prime minister], J. Barney Sherry [the blacksmith], Jerome Storm [his son], Ethel Ullman [his daughter], Fannie Midgley, Kate Bruce, Lillian Read

Thomas H. Ince production; distributed on State Rights basis. / Produced by Thomas H. Ince. Scenario by C. Gardner Sullivan. Cinematography by Irvin Willat, Joseph August, Clyde de Vinna, Robert S. Newhard and Del Clawson. Production supervision by Thomas H. Ince. Assistants to the producer, Raymond B. West, Jay Hunt, Reginald Barker, Irvin Willat, J. Parker Read, Walter Edwards and David M. Hartford. Cinematography by Irvin Willat, Joseph August, Clyde De Vinna, Robert S. Newhard and Dal Clawson. Laboratory work supervision by Alfred Brandt. Edited by Thomas H. Ince and Le Roy Stone. Music score composed and arranged by Victor L. Schertzinger. / © 15 July 1916 by Thomas H. Ince [LU8703]. Premiered 17 April 1916 at the Majestic Theatre in Los Angeles, California. Premiered 2 June 1916 at the Criterion Theatre in New York, New York. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / Working title: He Who Returned. The film was edited by approximately 2500 feet three weeks after opening in Los Angeles. A different version, with new scenes added, was released in the United Kingdom as What Every True Britain is Fighting For. The film was rereleased in 1930 with synchronized music and sound effects, with new talking sequences.

Drama: War.

Synopsis: Synopsis available in AFI-F1 n. F1.0710.

Survival status: Prints exist in the film holdings of Film Preservation Associates; in the film holdings of EmGee Film Library [16mm reduction positive]; and in private film collections [16mm reduction positives].

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Keywords: Animals: Dogs, Horses, Sheep - Battles - Battleships - Capes - Children - Churches - Counts - Crowds - Death - Flags - Gloves - Hell - Helmets - Infants - Jails - Jesus Christ - Kings - Mothers - Nuns - Poverty - Rain - Refugees - Repentance - Rescues - Reunions - Roads - Shepherds - Ships - Soldiers - Submarines - Toddlers - Uniforms - Villages - Visions - War - Water - Weapons: Guns

Listing updated: 5 May 2012.

References: AFI-F1 n. F1.0710; Baer-Film p. 47; Bardèche-History pp. 108, 110; Barry-Griffith p. 27; Bohn-Light pp. xix, 116; Brownlow-Behind p. 15; Brownlow-Parade p. 63; Everson-American p. 369; Fell-History pp. 108, 109, 110; Geduld-Birth p. 38; Lahue-Selig p. 223; Lahue-Triangle pp. 66-69, 123-124, 126, 145; Limbacher-Feature p. 45; Parish-Combat p. 206; Sato-Currents p. 33; Shipman-Cinema p. 58; Sinyard-Silent pp. 58, 59; Slide-Aspects pp. 25, 80-81; Tarbox-Lost p. 260 : Website-AFI.

Home video: DVD.

 
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