Allegorical film about peace. A king starts a war, many of the women are against it, people are pressed into service. A count has constructed a submarine and gets the order to sink an ocean liner, that is also carrying - supposedly - ammunition for the enemy. The count refuses to fire the torpedos, and sinks the submarine. He survives, but in a limbo between death and life where he meets Jesus, who takes him over to preach peace. Naturally the king arrests him and sentences him to death for treason, but then Jesus shows him the real face of war.
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Every woman who has a son; every man who has a mother, should see this masterpiece of startling realism. (Print Ad- Dubuque Times-Journal, ((Dubuque, Iowa)) 18 January 1916)
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Motion Picture Magazine reported in 1917 that an unnamed female extra had died during production. Her husband, who possessed no photographs of his dead wife, allegedly attended every local screening of the film in hopes of seeing her face again. See more
Referenced in I Lived, But...