The Unbeliever

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     The Thomas A Edison Studios

           "THE UNBELIEVER"

       based on the novelette,

          "THE THREE THINGS"

Copyright 1918 by Thomas A. Edison inc.

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Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews.
         Author.

      Alan Crosland,
        Director.

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Produced with the co-operation
           of the
  UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS.


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The Forge in which
the Soul of a man
  was tested.

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Featuring 
MARGUERITE
 COURTOT
   as
VIRGINIE
HARBROK

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 and          as
 RAY        PHILIP
MCKEE     LANDICUTT

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A peaceful Sabbath morning
  in Long Island.

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Margaret Landicutt, an aristocrat
 to her finger tips, but with
 kindly feelings for the "masses"
                      KATE LESTER

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"Uncle Jemmy" Landicutt.
          FRANK DE VERNON

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"I am anxious about my son.
  he's young, but so firm in
  his unbelief."

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"At twenty we don't believe:
  at thirty we don't know,-
  but faith comes when we
  need it."

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A foursome of the social set.

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Philip Landicutt, who will never
 have to do a stroke of work
 so long as he lives.-
               Ray McKee

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Hoffman, the German gardener,
 whose faithful service spans
 twenty-five years.
               LEW HART

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"Hoffman, you have received no 
  word from the front?"

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"No news is yet good news, ma'am."

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"Oh, if it were '61 again - if
    I were Phil's age!"

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"No, Jemmy, no - - he's only twenty -
  he's all of life to me!"

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"It is our fight! If the Germans
  should win, do you suppose they'd
  stop over there? Not much! We'd
 be the next bit of world-snatching.

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"Oh, I'm at the end of the draft,
  and by that time I'll have 'tango
  toes' or something."

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"Hey you! Carry your own sticks,
  you slacker! I'm through."

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"Lefty," a former chauffeur of
  Phil's set.

                Darwin Karr

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"Mr. Landicutt, sir."

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"It's only justice, mother! His son
  was our enemy and this is war."

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"I hate 'em, mother! From the
  Kaiser down - a nation of vul-
  garians glorified by brains which
  can't save 'em!"

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"Breeding means much to 
 the world, Mother; even 
    more than brains."

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"Phil! it's honorable to work."

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"Oh, I'm for being kind to the
  common herd, but I'm not for
  blinking at the fact that
  they're different"

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"Sei jeder kreig verflucht! -
      Damn all war!"

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"Mother, I'm going! I want to
  go. Will you let me?"

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"I've got to go! I couldn't keep on living
  and remember that this fight had been
  put up for the decency of the world,
  and I not lifting a finger!"

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"Our best men are going,
 Mother, I must do my 
        share!"

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"Why, if there was a God, he'd--"

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"You believe in the masses - I don't."

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"You're rather deeply religious, and
   I'm a plain unbeliever."

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"You look for good in all
 humanity - - I hate my
        enemy."

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"We're different, mother -"

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"- and I have my own life to live!"

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"Yes, Phil, you'll have to go.
      I'll help you."

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  A section
   of the
Western Front held by the
UNITED STATES MARINES.

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"No Man's Land," across which
  only a hundred yards, lie
  the advanced German defenses.

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In the furnace of the front line trench
  where friendships are forged, Lefty
  has modified some of Phil's theories.

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Albert Mullins, a crack shot with a
fondness for reading his bible aloud.
       Sergeant Moss Gill, U.S.M.C.

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"'Wilt thou shew wonders to the dead?
  Shall the dead arise and praise thee?
  Selah.'"

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"'The Lord is the strength of my life:
      Of whom shall I be afraid?'"

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"Is this right for headquarters?"

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"Yes, change at Times Square."

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"The Germans want a bombardment!
  Can you beat that for nerve!"

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"Our battery's going to
    give it to 'em."

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Nightfall spreads its mysterious
  shroud over "No Man's Land."

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Lieutenant Thomas G. Sterrett,
         U.S.M.C

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"Who will volunteer?"

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"Establish a listening post before
  trench 24, and report enemy
  mining operations."

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"Fritz is mining. Let's get
        him first."

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"Where's the lieutenant?"

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"I want some dynamite --
   and a slow burning fuse!"

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Do you realize your assumption
 of authority in taking that
 dynamite might mean court-martial!"

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On the outskirts 
   of Dixmude,
in the path of the German advance.

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The Harbrok household,
in the midst of War's
      terrors.

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Virginie Harbrok, of the best
  blood in Belgium.
        Marguerite Courtot.

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Eugene Harbrok, a Belgian scout.
             Mortimer Martini.

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Madam Harbrok - his wife,
      Blanche Davenport.
Pierre Harbrok - their son,
      Harold Hallacher.

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"Offer no resistance and you 
   will not be harmed."

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"Remember the signal code!"

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"If you are discovered, you
 must not be captured - alive!"

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Relieved from the fever of
  the front line trench.

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"Get me some writing paper, Lefty -"

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"Yes, sir."

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"Some fresh water, sir!"

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In a sector where the official
German bulletin reports "nothing
of interest."

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While Virginie signals the position 
 of the German gun to her father -

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Herr Lieutenant Kurt Von Schnieditz.
            Erich Von Stroheim.

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Emanuel Müller, a conscript musician.
                Earl Schenck

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"You're here to fight!
    - not fiddle."

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"Tell our battery to try a shot
     on Hill 3 - Zone 46."

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"They have the range, that's
      your work, spy!"

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"Vive la Belgique!"

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"YOU FOUL FIEND!"

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"Mother, my mother -- and little Pierre -
   - in death, fils de Belgique,
   montez au ciel."

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Before the great adventure.--
  Dawn of the following day.

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"Three minutes more to go!"

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All through the long night a
hideous drumfire of artillery
has been smashing in the 
German first line.

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The commanding officer of the
 Marine Sector.
    Major Thos. Holcomb, U.S.M.C.

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Over the top

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"The marines have landed and have
  the situation well in hand."

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"If they hadn't potted me that
 second, we'd 'a got off. We'd
 'a had some more nice times, sir."

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"Lefty, listen! Take this in--I'm
 not 'sir' to you: we're equal.
 - - - - Get that, old Lefty."

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"You've taught me to judge people
  as people, Lefty, old pal, and
  class pride is junk!"

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"Good-bye - pal - God
      bless - -"

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Greater love hath no
man than this: that a
man lay down his 
life for his friend.

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"Poor little Dixmude, caught
  in the claws, now of the
 Allies, now of the Germans."

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Marianne Marnholm, widowed
in Belgian martyrdom -
           Gertrude Norman.

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Nearby Phil's company is
  stationed at an advanced
  scouting post.

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Lieutenant Terence O'Shaughnessey
       Lieut. J. F. Rorke U.S.M.C.

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"Advance contingent to Dixmude,
 - by direction Lieutenant Colonel."

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"Last night I dreamed the
  Americans would come."

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"The marines are out-numbered two
  to one. They must be warned!"

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"We are safe, mes amis,
 les Americains come."

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Overpowered by numbers,
 a retreat is ordered.

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"Quick! They would kill me as 
 well:-two flights-the trap door!"

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Meanwhile, the Germans force their advance.

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"You must not let them take me alive!"

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"I am not afraid to die - for
          Belgium!"

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Re-enforcements.

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"You came here and, now, you're
     going to stay here!"

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"Remember - Herr Lieutenant,
        the violin!"

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"Down with Militarism!
 Long live Democracy!"

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'At the twilight's last gleaming.'

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"You might - want to go to America,
  Here is a word to my mother -
  she will look after you."

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Into the enemy's territory.

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By afternoon the fight has attained
such unexpected proportions that it
is impossible to reach the wounded.

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A rabbi from a nearby village
risks his life to aid the wounded.

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The fast dimming eyes of
  Terence O'Shaughnessey make
  no distinction in creed.

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"Father - - my crucifix!"

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"Out of the depths have I called
 unto thee. O Lord, hear my voice!"

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"A thousand damnations on your
 sniveling, lying preaching! There
 ain't no God - - I know it!
 There's only Hell - - - - -"

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"O God! Give me back my life
  so that I can use it for your
  work. I will! Save me - - -
  God help us all - - - -"

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"There is a God! I have to
 give in - - ask him to - - -
 to help - me - I believe O God --."

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"Patience, m'sieur, yours was a
  man's fight and the injury is grave.
  But soon the wound will mend."

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"What a shame - - he's
     only a kid."

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"Ach! Träume ich? Ist sie die
 Mutter? Was schafft sie auf
 dem Schlachtfeld?"

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"Es ist nichts - - I saw you were busy."

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"So long! Remember me to the boys 
  at the front. I'm sorry I have to 
  go home."

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Afterward, as the "veteran" lives
      his battles over.

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"Lefty - good old Lefty - killed class pride.
 That was buried in his unknown grave
    out on 'No Man's Land.'"

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"Then on the battlefield, unbelief was
  wiped out. Out of the depths, the
 choir of the dying chanted faith and
  hope - and there I found - God."

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"So you see, mother, I've come
 around to you on the things
 I said we'd never agree on.
 But--I've paid--fairly high
 for the lesson."

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"There's one friend of yours
 you haven't told me about."

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"Did you think that torn scrap 
  of paper from you would mean 
  nothing to me?"

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"One does not say thank you
  for such things as you have done -"

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"You saved my life, that is much -"

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"You fought for Belgium, that is more---"

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"Every Belgian owes-----I owe
 you - the life for you to use."

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The End

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