The Flag Lieutenant (1919)

Genres - Drama, War  |   Sub-Genres - War Drama  |   Countries - UK  |  
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The popular, morale-boosting British play Flag Lieutenant was twice adapted to film within a ten-year period. The first version, made in 1919, starred George Wynn as Lieutenant Dickie Lascelles. During an enemy attack in Africa, it appears as though Lt. Lascelles has deserted his post. In truth, he is a hero, but the only person who knows this is Major Thesiger (Ernest Wallace), who alas suffers from amnesia. The W. P. Drury-Leo Tover stage original was altered somewhat to give more prominence to top-billed Ivy Close, cast as faithful heroine Lady Hermione Wynne.

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war, amnesia, attack, enemy, lieutenant, major, suffering, truth, witness, wound [injury]