Till I Come Back to You (1918)

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During World War I, every director made at least one film about the battles going on in Europe, even Cecil B. DeMille. These pictures were rarely very distinguished, and this drama was certainly one of DeMille's lesser efforts. Florence Vidor plays Yvonne, a Belgian girl who marries a German man, Karl Von Krutz G. Butler Clonbough. The war breaks out after Von Krutz confesses to Yvonne that he is a spy, he leaves for the German forces. Later, when the United States enters the war, Captain Jefferson Strong (Bryant Washburn) becomes a spy for the Allies. He is ordered to take on the identity of Von Krutz so that he can go behind the lines and blow up a liquid fire base. However, Yvonne is caring for 65 war orphans and they will all die if the detonation goes off, so Strong is forced to cut the wires. Although he undergoes a court martial, Belgian's King Albert (Winter Hall) frees him. Von Krutz conveniently dies, enabling Strong and Yvonne to be together.