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    War Brides (Selznick, 1916). Vertical Half Sheet (22" X 28").
    Stage star Alla Nazimova had been offered movie contracts before. But it took the efforts of Lewis Selznick to get the actress to commit to this adaptation of the one-act play by Marion Craig Wentworth. Nazimova stars as a war widow who stands up to an edict declaring that women bear more male children so that there were be more soldiers for future wars. Nazimova had starred in the stage version of this film alongside Charles Bryant and Gertrude Berkeley who she insisted join her for the movie version. She also requested a role for a very young Richard Barthelmess. This vertical half sheet has pinholes in the corners and smudging in the borders. From the Todd Feiertag Collection. Rolled, Fine/Very Fine.


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