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Vintage original 8 x 10 in. US single-weight glossy on-set photograph from the 1920's WWI-themed silent film war drama, SHE GOES TO WAR, released in 1929 by United Artists and directed by Henry King.
The image depicts a candid on-set shot of the film's star, Eleanor Boardman (as American Joan Morant), in costume wearing a WWI uniform as she stands with Capt. Gus Womack, George Daily, and Capt. N.R. Dawley. Affixed to the bottom of the verso is the original paper snipe caption that describes the image. It is near-fine condition.

*"She Goes to War is a 1929 silent film directed by Henry King and starring Eleanor Boardman. The film was released a year after Boardman had starred in The Crowd."

*(source: Wikipedia)


*"According to a production directory in the 8 December 1928 Exhibitors Herald-Moving Picture World, work began on She Goes to War on 24 September 1928. Gertrude Astor was listed as a cast member, but her name was not in the final film credits.


Small town social leader Joan Morant, who holds herself aloof from the "common people," is thrilled when wartime activity strikes her community, and enlisting the support of her uncle, a congressman, she obtains an assignment overseas. Although she loves Reggie, a wealthy sheik, Joan plays with the affections of Pike, a local garage owner, both of whom she meets in France. Tom Pike, transformed by his war experiences, rebuffs Joan's advances, and she seeks out Reggie, who is living his accustomed life of luxury as a supply sergeant. Joan's female companions, constantly making great sacrifices, impress upon her the seriousness of purpose in her work, and she resolves to do her part. When Reggie, called to the front, becomes hopelessly drunk, she dons his uniform and replaces him in the ranks, where she experiences a new admiration and love for Tom, her commander. Proving her heroism in battle, she returns to Tom, worthy of his love."
*(source: AFI Catalog of Feature Films)


SHE GOES TO WAR (1929) 8x10 On-Set Photograph 03

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