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The Unknown Soldier (Silent)

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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 11 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released: July 31, 2012
  • Originally Released: 1926
  • Label: Grapevine Video
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)

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Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 10


User Ratings: 124
Rating: 2.5/5 -- It is a painful but important subject, to be certain, but the film dilutes its own effectiveness by devolving into a collection of talking heads who often seem to be repeating each other.
Film Threat
Sep 13, 2007
Rating: 3/5 -- Much too much weight for a 97-minute film to bear. Full Review
Sep 6, 2007
Is such footage appropriate to the big-screen environment of the cinema? Full Review
Film Journal International
Sep 10, 2007
Rating: 2.5/5 -- Once the film gets mired in specifics, it begins to seem like any other Holocaust documentary and loses the sense of relevance and engagement with the now that at first makes it so intriguing. Full Review
Los Angeles Times
Oct 19, 2007
Rating: 4/4 -- Even if you've watched archival evidence of the Holocaust before, anyone with a soul and a functioning conscience intact ought to brace yourself to be sickened afresh by this nauseating, if necessary, reminder of man's inhumanity to man. Never again! Full Review
Sep 6, 2007
Rating: 3.5/4 -- German director Michael Verhoeven returns to his country's Nazi past with this searing documentary about the aftershocks of a controversial museum exhibition that rattled the conscience of a nation. Full Review
TV Guide
Sep 7, 2007
Rating: 3/5 -- Another apt title for Michael Verhoeven's new film could be It's All True. Full Review
Aug 28, 2007

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1917, America joins the allied struggle in Europe by declaring war on Germany and humble factory worker Fred Williams is one of the first to volunteer to serve. Mary Phillips, the daughter of his boss, is quite proud of his bravery and patriotism.

Later in France they meet again, Fred awaiting deployment, and Mary participating in the entertainment division. Their love blossoms and they are married, but all too soon duty calls and Fred must go to the front, leaving behind his new wife and unborn child. Danger and complications mount; will Fred ever return to Mary or will he become one of the unknown fallen soldiers?

Product Description:

THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER starts out in life as Fred Williams (Charles Emmett Mack), a garage mechanic who signs up for the Army on the very day that America declares war against Germany. Upon arriving in France, Fred falls in love with wealthy heiress Mary Phillips (Marguerite de la Motte), who has come to the front as an entertainer. Opting for a quick marriage (after all, who knows what tomorrow will bring'), Fred and Mary allow a supposed chaplain to perform a ceremony -- but what they don't know is that the "chaplain" is a deserter with no authority to marry anybody. Mary finds this out on the morning after the wedding, but by now Fred has marched off with his regiment. Later on, Fred receives a letter indicating that Mary is about to give birth in a tiny French hospital which happens to be directly in the line of fire. He volunteers for a suicide mission in No Man's Land, hoping eventually to make his way to the hospital and rescue Mary -- at which point the film fades out. Fade in several months after the Armistice, with Mary and her child attending memorial ceremonies at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington Ceremony, tearfully wondering if the interred soldier might possibly be her beloved Fred.


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  • Sales Rank: 62,380
  • UPC: 842614105036
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