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Vintage original 22 x 28 in. US half-sheet poster from the teens WWI-themed silent film drama, FOR FREEDOM, released in 1918 by the Fox Film Corporation and directed by Frank Lloyd. 
The image depicts American businessman Robert Wayne (William Farnum) as he stands courageously while being interrogated by three military officers while a soldier stands guard nearby. It us unrestored and rolled as originally issued in fine+ condition as shown (we did not remove the poster from the plastic sleeve it is stored in to minimize handling it, so there are so reflections that do not appear on the actual poster itself).

*"According to an unidentified news item, Frank Lloyd's staff during the time the picture was made included Scott Dunlap, assistant director, and William Shepherd, technical director. There is no direct evidence, however, that they worked on this film. The National Film Preservation Board (NFPB) included this film on its list of Lost U.S. Silent Feature Films as of February 2021.


Robert Wayne is a prominent businessman, whose sister Edith is married to his friend Herbert Osborne. Osborne's business under attack by a rival, Howard Stratton. Osborne gives his stock proxy to Wayne and tells him to vote the shares a certain way at the upcoming stockholders meeting. Stratton takes Osborne's wife for a drive, and then calls Wayne to say the two have eloped. To protect his sister from scandal, Wayne goes to rescue his sister and misses the stockholders meeting. In a struggle, Stratton is accidentally shot with his own gun and Wayne is convicted of the shooting. Wayne is paroled on the condition that he fight for his country. Before going to France, he meets Mary Fenton and falls in love. During the war, Wayne rescues a comrade and wins a commendation. But he is wounded and sent home. At the ball held at Mary's home celebrating the end of the war, Edith tells the truth about the shooting that sent her brother to prison."
*(source: AFI Catalog of Feature Films)



FOR FREEDOM (1918) US Half-Sheet Poster

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