~For The Freedom Of The World~
1917
~Plot Synopsis~
Gordon Harvey (E.K. Lincoln), a wealthy American, enlists in the American Legion of the Canadian
Army to fight with the Allies even before his own country has entered World War I. He woos and
weds Betty Milburn (Barbara Castleton), and then, because the young bride cannot bear to be
parted from her new husband, she disguises herself as a Red Cross nurse and accompanies him to
France. Ralph Perry (Romaine Fielding), a spurned suitor, reveals her presence to the authorities,
knowing that the young couple will be sentenced to death for breaking military rules. Rather than
send Betty to the firing squad, Gordon shoots her and then embarks on a suicidal combat mission.
He is saved by Perry, however, and awarded a Victoria Cross for heroism. Betty, only wounded by
the shot, recovers and is reunited with her husband.

Plot Synopsis from afi.com
Directed by: Romaine Fielding

Written by: Edwin Bower Hesser - screenplay & story
~Cast~

E.K. Lincoln ...  Gordon Hawey
Barbara Castleton ...  Betty Milburn
Romaine Fielding ...  Ralph Perry
Neil Moran ...  Gordon's Father
Jane Adler ...  Gordon's Mother
Walter Weems ...  Gordon's College Chum
Emily Lubin ...  Nurse (uncredited)
~Remaining Credits~

Production Company: S & M Film Company

Distribution Company: Goldwyn Distributing Company

Produced by: Ira M. Lowry
Cinematography by: Fred Chaston & William S. Cooper

Length: 8 Reels
Runtime: 80 Minutes
Released: November 1917
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