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The Heart of Humanity
Also known as Pour l’humanité in France : {Hearts of Humanity}
(1918) American
B&W : [?} Eight or Nine? reels
Directed by Allan Holubar

Cast: Dorothy Phillips [Nanette], William Stowell [John Patricia], Robert Anderson [Paul Patricia], Walt Whitman [Father Michael], Margaret Mann [Widow Patricia], Erich von Stroheim [Eric Von Eberhard], Lloyd Hughes [Jules Patricia], Frank Braidwood [Maurice Patricia], George Hackathorne [Louis Patricia], Pat O’Malley [Clancy], William Welsh [Prussian officer], Lieutenant Smith [Canadian officer], Joseph Girard [Canadian colonel], Valerie Germonprez [Red Cross ambulance driver], Gloria Joy, [?] Tom London?

The Universal Film Manufacturing Company, Incorporated, production; distributed by Jewel Productions, Incorporated (The Universal Film Manufacturing Company, Incorporated) [Jewel; A Universal Special]. / Scenario by Allan Holubar and Olga Scholl, from a screen story by Allan Holubar and Olga Scholl. Technical advisor, Erich von Stroheim. Assistant technical director, Sergeant Sidney Flowers. Photography (cinematography) by Fred Leroy Granville, Harold Janes and King Gray + [A. McClain]. Edited by Frank Lawrence + [Viola Mallory]. Music score arranged by James C. Bradford. Presented by Carl Laemmle. / © 16 January 1919 by Jewel Productions, Incorporated (The Universal Film Manufacturing Company, Incorporated) [LP13278]. Premiered 22 December 1918 in New York, New York. General release, 15 February 1919. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / Working title: The Dawn of Reckoning. Erich von Stroheim married actress Valerie Germonprez approximately a year after working together in this film. [?] Some sources list the length as ten reels.

Drama: World War I.

Synopsis: Synopses available in AFI-F1 n. F1.1796, and in Hirschhorn-Universal p. 32.

Survival status: Prints exist 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: Belgium - Brothers - Canada - Children - Crime: Rape - Death: Suicide (Attempted) - Germans - Insanity - Orphanages - Orphans - War: World War I (28 July 1914-11 November 1918) - Weapons: Guns - Widows

Listing updated: 19 January 2011.

References: Film credits, film viewing : AFI-F1 n. F1.1796; Everson-American pp. 187, 370; Hirschhorn-Universal p. 32; Limbacher-Feature p. 105.

Home video: DVD.

 
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