Stars: Halbert Brown, Willard Dashiell, Karl Dane
Director: William Nigh
The experiences of the American ambassador to Germany, James Gerard, are recounted in this semi-documentary. Made for $50,000, this film grossed an astounding $1.5 million and was the first bona fide hit for Warner Brothers. The success of this film encouraged them to concentrate on film production rather than distribution.
This film, made during World War 1, is a fascinating look at the mind-set of war-time America. Based on the book by James W. Gerard who was the American ambassador to Germany from 1913 to 1917 we see the road to war through his eyes.