The Enemy (1927 film)
|Directed by||Fred Niblo|
|Written by||John Colton
Agnes Christine Johnston
|Cinematography||Oliver T. Marsh|
|Editing by||Margaret Booth|
|Running time||90 minutes|
The Enemy is a 1927 drama film directed by Fred Niblo, and starring Lillian Gish. The film has been thought to be lost. The MGM library, now controlled by Turner Classic Movies, has a print which is missing the final reel. Actor Joel McCrea makes an early appearance as an extra.
Newlywed Carl (Ralph Forbes) goes to war where he endures major suffering. Back home, wife Pauli (Lillian Gish) starves, becomes a prostitute to survive, and their baby dies.
- Lillian Gish - Pauli Arndt
- Ralph Forbes - Carl Behrend
- Ralph Emerson - Bruce Gordon
- Frank Currier - Professor Arndt
- George Fawcett - August Bejremd
- Fritzi Ridgeway - Mitzi Winkelmann
- Hans Joby - Fritz Winkelmann (as John S. Peters)
- Karl Dane - Jan
- Polly Moran - Baruska
- Billy Kent Schaefer - Kurt
- Louise Emmons - (uncredited)
- Betty Jane Graham - Little girl (uncredited)
- Joel McCrea - Extra (uncredited)
- "Progressive Silent Film List: The Enemy". Silent Era. Retrieved 2010-01-18.
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