Things We Love (1918)

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Listed in some sources under the title The Thing We Love, this Wallace Reid vehicle was directed by another popular matinee idol, Lou Tellegen. Reid plays the young vice-president of an American munitions factory, which unbeknownst to our hero is being undermined by a gang of German-American subversives. The head villain, played by Tully Marshall, methodically wires the plant with explosives under cover of night. On the verge of blowing the factory into oblivion, Marshall is exposed by Reid, who then must race against time to save himself and his fellow workers from a horrible death. Suffice to say that he succeeds, and marries Kathlyn Williams, the company's chief stockholder, in the bargain. The film's nondescript title may have been a reaction to a recent drop-off of interest in war-oriented films.