Vintage original 3.25 x 5 in. US "coming attraction" glass slide from the 1920's WWI-themed silent film drama, THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER, released in 1926 by Producers Distributing Corporation and directed by Renaud Hoffman.
The image features a color-tinted photographic shot of WWI soldier Charles Emmett Mack and Marguerite De La Motte beneath a tree during a more tranquil moment from the film. It is in very fine- condition.
*"The Unknown Soldier is a 1926 American silent drama film directed by Renaud Hoffman, written by Richard Schayer and James J. Tynan, and starring Charles Emmett Mack, Marguerite De La Motte, Henry B. Walthall, Claire McDowell, and George Cooper. It was released on May 30, 1926, by Producers Distributing Corporation.
The film was shown at a Los Angeles theater with a happy ending where De La Motte's character Mary stood at an alter for a mythical marriage and at the end her soldier Fred appears. A second version was later shown where the soldier never returns, leaving the young woman standing alone in a fade out, which patrons of the theater preferred. Director Renaud Hoffman stated that the later version was what he intended, and wanted it shown that way nationwide
Prints of The Unknown Soldier survive in the Library of Congress, UCLA Film and Television Archive, and in a foreign archive.
The plot involves an American soldier heroically dying alone during World War I with a faint suggestion that he may be interred in the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, which had been dedicated in 1921."
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