Civilization (1916)

Stars: Howard C. Hickman, Enid Markey, Lola May, Herschel Mayall, George Fisher
Director: Reginald Barker, Thomas H. Ince
Runtime: 78 Minutes
Language: English subtitles - music score
Color:  Black and White
Format:  DVD-R
Rating: NR
Price: $16.95


Thomas H. Ince Production

Directed by Reginald Barker, Thomas H. Ince and Raymond B. West

Writing: C. Gardner Sullivan

Howard C. Hickman ... Count Ferdinand
Enid Markey ... Katheryn Haldemann
Lola May ... Queen Engenie
Herschel Mayall ... The King of Wredpryd
George Fisher ... The Christ

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.

78  Minutes - Complete with the reissue film score