The Enemy (1927 film)

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The Enemy
The Enemy lobby card.jpg
Lobby card
Directed by Fred Niblo
Written by John Colton
Willis Goldbeck
Agnes Christine Johnston
Channing Pollock
Starring Lillian Gish
Cinematography Oliver T. Marsh
Edited by Margaret Booth
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
  • December 8, 1927 (1927-12-08)
Running time
90 minutes
Country United States
Language Silent
English intertitles

The Enemy is a 1927 American drama film directed by Fred Niblo, and starring Lillian Gish. The film was thought to have been lost for years until a copy was discovered at the MGM library, now controlled by Turner Classic Movies. However, the film is still missing its final reel.[1] Actor Joel McCrea made 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.


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  1. ^ "Progressive Silent Film List: The Enemy". Silent Era. Retrieved January 18, 2010. 

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