The Enemy (1927 film)
|Directed by||Fred Niblo|
|Written by||John Colton
Agnes Christine Johnston
|Cinematography||Oliver T. Marsh|
|Edited by||Margaret Booth|
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. 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.
- Lillian Gish as Pauli Arndt
- Ralph Forbes as Carl Behrend
- Ralph Emerson as Bruce Gordon
- Frank Currier as Professor Arndt
- George Fawcett as August Bejremd
- Fritzi Ridgeway as Mitzi Winkelmann
- Hans Joby as Fritz Winkelmann (as John S. Peters)
- Karl Dane as Jan
- Polly Moran as Baruska
- Billy Kent Schaefer as Kurt
- Louise Emmons (uncredited)
- Betty Jane Graham as Little girl (uncredited)
- Joel McCrea as Extra (uncredited)
- "Progressive Silent Film List: The Enemy". Silent Era. Retrieved January 18, 2010.
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