Highest Trump (1919)

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This is one of many dozens of war films released just after World War I's end. The interest here that it features quite a bit of airplane combat many years before Wings set the standard in silent films. The plot is this: The twin brother of Richard Paget (Earle Williams) has committed suicide and Richard must take over his identity, his affairs, and even his girl, Lois (Grace Darmond). He discovers that his brother's airplane company is riddled with German spies and while he pretends to be unaware of this, he makes plans to expose them. Richard enlists and goes to France as part of the aviation corps (Lois, who he has married, follows as a Red Cross nurse). One of the spies, Klassig (Robert Byrem), has become a lieutenant and gets Richard involved in wartime intrigue. It is only when he is arrested by the American government that Richard reveals his true identity and tells all he knows.