The Nation's Peril (1915)

Genres - Action, Drama, Spy Film, War  |   Sub-Genres - War Drama  |  
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A naive young woman's strong anti-war sentiments get her into trouble in this silent cautionary (and a bit xenophobic) tale. She is such a devout pacifist that she spurns her lover when she learns that he has invented an aerial torpedo. Instead, she gets involved with a foreigner who swears that he totally shares her beliefs. Unfortunately, he is a foreign spy in disguise. At his urging, the innocent girl steals her ex-beau's plans and delivers them to the spy. When she learns that he is the enemy, she fights him and with a sword kills him. It is still not enough to stop the enemy from attacking an American port city. Fortunately, the Navy arrives soon enough to vanquish them and keep the US safe for a little while longer.

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war, aerial, agent [representative], America, attack, capture, city, claim, coast, enemy, espionage, foreign, friendship, killing, love, manipulation, motive, nation, Navy, pacifism, plans, rejection, romance, seduction, struggle, submission, sweetheart, sword, torpedo, weapons