Tell It to the Marines (1918)

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Youngsters Jane and Katherine Lee are up to their old pranks once again, but this time around there's no real plot on which to hang their antics. The two child stars play Jane and Katherine Williams, and the pair are shown in their nursery, engaging in war play with firecrackers and creating general mayhem. Then they go see a picture show and cause more trouble there. Finally, after a long day of these shenanigans, they go to bed, where Jane has a dream that World War I is being fought by two mechanical dolls, Trik and Trak, who are leading armies of dolls against each other. Bombings and Zeppelins are re-created in toy form. This last part of the film contained some special effects that were impressive for their day. This section was shot separately by another filmmaker and released earlier in the year as Outwitting the Huns. Then it was sold to the Fox studios, which apparently fashioned a Lee children feature around it.