Thomas Ince's war epic is an allegorical film about peace. The King of Wredpryd leads his people to war with their neighbors heedless of the cost. Count Ferdinand captains a submarine of his own design but refuses to fire on a civilian ship and therefor sinks his submarine. In purgatory Fredinand's soul encounters Jesus who offers him redemption if he returns to the living as a voice of peace.
CIVILIZATION was added to the Library of Congress National Film Registry in 1999.
A silent film.
Additional credits: Walter Edwards, David Hartford, Jay Hunt, J. Parker Read (Assistant Directors).
The print used for the Kino VHS version was digitally re-mastered from an archive print and features the original 1916 score by Victor Schertzinger, newly performed by Alexander Rannie.
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