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The Spirit of '17

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The Spirit of '17 is a lost[1] 1918 American silent drama film directed by William Desmond Taylor and written by Judge Willis Brown and Julia Crawford Ivers. The film stars Jack Pickford, Clarence Geldart, Edythe Chapman, L.N. Wells, Charles Arling, and Virginia Ware. The film was released on January 26, 1918, by Paramount Pictures[2][3] and, like several other films released shortly after the American entry into World War I, had a patriotic theme. Several of the intertitles of this film had messages at the bottom which encouraged young men to enlist.[4]

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The Spirit of '17
Newspaper advertisement
Directed byWilliam Desmond Taylor
Screenplay byJudge Willis Brown
Julia Crawford Ivers
Produced byJesse L. Lasky
StarringJack Pickford
Clarence Geldart
Edythe Chapman
L.N. Wells
Charles Arling
Virginia Ware
CinematographyHomer Scott
Jesse L. Lasky Feature Play Company
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • January 26, 1918 (1918-01-26)
Running time
50 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

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