~Private Peat~
~F188-1: Harold R. Peat & Miriam Fouche~
~F188-2: Miriam Fouche & Harold R. Peat~
~F188-7: Harold R. Peat, Miriam Fouche & William Sorelle~
~F188-10: Harold R. Peat~
~F188-18: Harold R. Peat & Edwin J. Grant~
~F188-21: Harold R. Peat & Edwin J. Grant~
~Plot Synopsis~
This propaganda picture was based on a book of the same name by Harold R. Peat, and put
together inexpensively by Artcraft/Paramount with the help of newsreel footage. Peat, one of the
first North Americans to enlist in World War I, was actually a Canadian, but here they make him a
red-blooded American. He is alone in the world, except for his girlfriend Mary (Miriam Fouche),
and he is anxious to join up when war breaks out. But the army rejects him because of his small
chest. He is despondent until he and his friend, Old Bill, concoct a scheme whereby they are both
accepted. After a stint in training camp, Harry bids his sweetheart Mary goodbye and accompanies
Bill to France. Following several adventures at the front, Bill is killed and Harold, in trying to save a
load of ammunition, is wounded. Harold spends some time in a French hospital, after which Mary
comes to France to bring her heroic private home.

Plot Synopsis is a combination of plot synopses from allmovie.com & afi.com
Directed by: Edward José    

Written by: Charles E. Whittaker - scenario

Based on the book Private Peat by Harold Reginald Peat (Indianapolis,

Harold R. Peat ...  Himself
Miriam Fouche ...  Mrs. Mary Peat
William Sorelle ...  Old Bill
Edwin J. Grant ...  Undetermined Role
~Remaining Credits~

Produced & Released by: Famous Players-Lasky Corporation

Cinematography by: Hal Young    
Presenter: Adolph Zukor

Length: 5 Reels
Runtime: 50 Minutes
Released: October 13, 1918