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Vintage original 8 x 10 in. US lobby card from the lost WWI-themed silent film war biopic, PRIVATE PEAT, released in 1918 as a "Paramount-Artcraft Special" by Famous Players-Lasky Corporation and directed by Edward José. 
The image features an exterior shot of 20 American soldiers posing for the camera with their rifles as Private Harold R. Peat (himself) stands in the center of the back row. The tagline in the lower left corner reads: "Company, Rest!" It is unrestored in fine+ condition.


*"Private Peat is a lost 1918 American silent biographical drama film directed by Edward José and written by and starring Harold R. Peat. It was produced by Adolph Zukor and Jesse Lasky. The film is based on the book Private Peat by Harold R. Peat, recalling his WW1 experiences as one of the first Americans to enlist in the conflict when American joined the war. Peat was from Canada but is presented as an all-American boy for patriotism and propaganda. The feature primarily consisted of newsreel footage."

*(source: Wikipedia)


*"Harold R. Peat tries to enlist in the United States army so that he may fight in World War I but is rejected by the recruiting officer. He is despondent until he and his friend, Old Bill, concoct a scheme whereby they are both accepted. After a stint in training camp, Harry bids his sweetheart Mary goodbye and accompanies Bill to France. Following several adventures at the front, Bill is killed and Harold, in trying to save a load of ammunition, is wounded. Harold spends some time in a French hospital, after which Mary comes to France to bring her heroic private home."
*(source: AFI Catalog of Feature Films)



PRIVATE PEAT (1918) US 8x10 Lobby Card 02

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