Treason (1917)

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There were many clumsy aspects to this war film made by Universal. It takes place "somewhere in Europe," but makes no other reference to the Great War, and while the good guys wear uniforms that are decidedly French, they are said to hail from a country with the tongue-twisting name "Statiria." Pettrus Baariot (Allen Holubar) has landed the plum assignment of telegraph operator on the firing line. Danick Rysson is Pettrus's rival, both in war and love -- the two vie for the hand of Floria Natarre (Lois Wilson). Pettrus proves himself a hero when the telegraph station is bombed, but when he is released from the hospital, he is infuriated to discover Floria paying attention to Rysson. In his anger, he gives his country's secret code to a spy (George C. Pearce), but his sense of patriotism comes back and he pursues and halts the spy. Once again, he wins favor with the government, and with Floria. Allen Holubar, who played Pettrus, also directed the film.