Love Me and the World Is Mine (1928)

Genres - Drama  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Though its title was inspired by a popular song, Love Me and the World is Mine was based on Die Geschichte von der Hannerl und ihren Liebhaben, a novel by Rudolph Hans Barsch. Mary Philbin stars as Hannerl, an Austrian lass who feels betrayed by her sweetheart, Von Vigilatti (Norman Kerry). Out of spite, she consents to marry a much older man, Von Denbosch (Henry B. Walthall). At the last moment, however, she cannot go through with the wedding and desperately seeks out Vigilatti, who is about to march off to the battlefields of WWI. This was the only American silent film directed by the great German filmmaker E. A. Dupont; its box-office failure discouraged any immediate follow-ups, though Dupont worked extensively in the U.S. during the talkie era.

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love, mistake