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William C. de Mille in World War I Films of the Silent Era

World War I Films of the Silent Era

1916 NR

This rare collection of silent films from World War I provides a fascinating view of the American psyche during the tumultuous period. Highlights include a hard-to-find propaganda film in which Charlie Chaplin beats up the German kaiser; "The Log of the U-35," which used an actual submarine log to re-create a deadly cruise through the Mediterranean; and "The Secret Game," about Japanese spies teaming with U.S. agents against the Germans.