Arms and the Woman (1916)

Genres - Drama, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - War Drama  |   Run Time - 55 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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In this action-packed drama, Rozika, a Hungarian peasant girl (Mary Nash), comes to America with her anarchist brother. She winds up singing in a trashy bar in New York's Lower East Side, but she is saved from her sleazy life by David Trevor, the rich owner of a steel plant. He funds her efforts -- ultimately successful -- to become an opera singer and then he marries her. With the outbreak of World War I, one of Hungary's enemies orders ammunition from Trevor's plant. Rozika begs him to refuse but he ignores her. Her brother receives orders to blow up the plant, and although Rozika does her best to stop him, he succeeds. It takes Trevor's financial ruin for him to finally see his wife's point, and he has to agree that the plant's destruction is all for the better.




husband-and-wife, opera, brother, radical, steel, war, employment