Vintage original 10.75 x 13.75 in. US sheet music from the teens pacifist allegorical silent film war drama, CIVILIZATION, released in 1916 by Triangle Distributing Corp. and directed by Reginald Barker, Thomas H. Ince, and Raymond B. West.
The song is entitled Civilization - Peace March, written by Victor L. Schertzinger, and was published by Leo. Feist, Inc. (NY). The front cover depicts the film's famous producer, Thomas H. Ince, with images of 6 scenes from the film around him. Consisting of 4 pages, it is in good- condition only.
*"Civilization is a 1916 American pacifist drama film produced by Thomas H. Ince, written by C. Gardner Sullivan and Edward Sloman, and directed by Ince, Reginald Barker and Raymond B. West. The story involves a submarine commander who refuses to fire at a civilian ocean liner supposedly carrying ammunition for his country's enemies. The film was a big-budget spectacle that was compared to both The Birth of a Nation and the paintings of Jean-François Millet.
The film was a popular success and was credited by the Democratic National Committee with helping to re-elect Woodrow Wilson as the U.S. president in 1916. The film was one of the early movies to depict Jesus Christ as a character, leading some to criticize the depiction as in "poor taste." Civilization is sometimes viewed as one of the first anti-war films. In 1999, it was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."
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