The Unknown Soldier (1926)

Stars: Charles Emmett Mack, Marguerite De La Motte and Henry B. Walthall
Director: Renaud Hoffman
Runtime: 71 Minutes + 11 minute short
Language: English subtitles - theatre organ score
Color:  Black and White
Format:  DVD-R
Extra: How they signed the Kellogg-Briand Pact
Rating: NR
Price: $14.95

The Unknown Soldier

Director: Renaud Hoffman

Charles Emmett Mack  ... Fred Williams
Marguerite De La Motte  ... Mary Phillips
Henry B. Walthall  ... John Phillips
Claire McDowell  ... John Phillips' sister
George Cooper  ... Cpl. Fogarty
Syd Crossley  ... Peaceful Perkins
Jesse De Vorska  ... Mike
Willis Marks  ... Rev. Dr. Mortimer
Ethel Wales  ... Mrs. Williams

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?

71 minutes with a theatre organ score by David Knudtson

Included short

How they signed the Kellogg-Briand Pact

11 minute montage of newsreel footage from 1928