- Oct 23, 2023
AN EPIC OF REALISM With its great scenes of Argentine-its intimate views of Parisian life-its titanic battle scenes-its massive settings-its tremendous realism-its faithful reproduction of the vital story-its mighty drama-its soul stirring romance.
Set in the years before and during World War I, this epic tale tells the story of a rich Argentine family, one of its two descending branches being half of French heritage, the other being half German. Following the death of the family patriarch, the man's two daughters and their families resettle to France and Germany, respectively. In time the Great War breaks out, putting members of the family on opposing sides.
Karl von Hartrott
Mabel Van Buren
Otto von Hartrott
John St. Polis
Nigel De Brulier
Bowditch M. Turner
Lieut. Col. von Richthosen
Violinist in Tango Bar Scene (uncredited)
French Mother Bidding Farewell (uncredited)
Argentine Ranch Resident (uncredited)
Prof. von Hartrott (uncredited)
Guest at Ball (uncredited)
United States of America
This is a magnificent cinematic rendition of a slightly flawed book. Commencing in the early 20th century. Madariaga (Pomeroy Cannon) is the patriarch of a family with siblings as alike as chalk and cheese. He openly favours his French in-laws to the obvious detriment of his German ones. Despite thi...