A war drama produced only 7 years after the end of World War I. Based on the play by Henry Wallace it chronicles two Englishmen, Dick Chappell (George O'Brien) and Roddy Dunton (Walter ... See full summary »

Director:

Rowland V. Lee

Writers:

Edmund Goulding, Henry Wall (story)

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Madge Bellamy ... Tessie Dunton
George O'Brien ... Dick Chappel
Walter McGrail ... Roddy Dunton
Eulalie Jensen ... Alice Deering
Margaret Livingston ... Violet Deering
Leslie Fenton ... Babe
David Butler David Butler ... Smithy
Harvey Clark Harvey Clark ... Biddle
Wade Boteler ... Sergeant Major
Edythe Chapman ... Mrs. Chappel
E.H. Calvert ... Regimental Adjutant
Bertram Grassby ... Alexi Betskoy
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A war drama produced only 7 years after the end of World War I. Based on the play by Henry Wallace it chronicles two Englishmen, Dick Chappell (George O'Brien) and Roddy Dunton (Walter McGrail) at the dawn of The Great War. Both men are in love with the same woman, Violet Deering (Margaret Livingston). Chappell, whose proposal has been accepted by Violet, enlists for the war in Europe hoping to distinguish himself and make his fiancé proud of him. After he leaves Violet suddenly finds herself drawn to Dunton instead who has also enlisted. She convinces him to let Chappell know that she has had a change of heart and that their engagement is off. However Dunton never confesses this and encourages his brazen and zealous friend to face the Germans in a fierce trench war battle in high spirits. Chappell is almost killed, but able to survive, though he is blinded during the attack. The guilt over what he has done ultimately has the remorseful Dunton commit suicide. Back home in London, ... Written by Max Hushahn

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Genres:

Drama

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Details

Country:

USA

Release Date:

27 September 1925 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Desolação See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Fox Film Corporation See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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