She Goes To War

  • 1929
  • Movie
  • NR
  • War

One of the many minor efforts by director King, who managed to add life to an only fair script by injecting comedy, pathos, and romance in all the right spots. The yarn has to do with a spoiled rich kid, Boardman, who gets a yen to be of some use in WW I. She splits for France and meets up with the outfit of her fiance, a real coward who stays behind when...read more

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One of the many minor efforts by director King, who managed to add life to an only fair script by injecting comedy, pathos, and romance in all the right spots. The yarn has to do with a spoiled rich kid, Boardman, who gets a yen to be of some use in WW I. She splits for France and meets up

with the outfit of her fiance, a real coward who stays behind when the troops are called up to the front. Boardman gets her fill of action, as she is almost killed during an attack, but a fluke has her saving the rest of the outfit. Alma Rubens, in her last screen appearance, played a part as a

canteen worker and gave the most solid performance of the entire cast. She is most memorable for the scene in which she pretends to be the mother of a young dying soldier, providing the most heartfelt moment of the whole film. Rubens was to die two years later at the age of 33, mainly because of

the long battle she fought with drug abuse. Titles substitute for dialog in most of this early talkie.

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