Eagle's Wings (1916)

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Another WWI-era "preparedness" seminar, The Eagle's Wings argues that the only protection from possible enemy attack is a well-armed American populace, backed up by the output of dedicated defense contractors. The film was inspired by the raid on the border town of Columbus, New Mexico, reportedly staged by the minions of Mexican rebel Pancho Villa. After several months of interference and resistance by certain sinister forces, young armaments expert Richard Wallace (Herbert Rawlinson) is able to persuade Washington that his scheme for "industrial preparedness" is a viable one. The villains are all "foreigners," denizens of an unidentified but decidedly Teutonic-looking European kingdom. The love interest is provided by Grace Carlyle, cast as the daughter of a far-sighted U.S. Senator.