Original Title Card

TO HELL WITH THE KAISER! 1918 Title Card Lost Metro WWI Silent Film Comedy/Drama


TO HELL WITH THE KAISER! 1918 Title Card Lost Metro WWI Silent Film Comedy/Drama
TO HELL WITH THE KAISER! 1918 Title Card Lost Metro WWI Silent Film Comedy/Drama

TO HELL WITH THE KAISER! 1918 Title Card Lost Metro WWI Silent Film Comedy/Drama    TO HELL WITH THE KAISER! 1918 Title Card Lost Metro WWI Silent Film Comedy/Drama
Vintage original 8 x 10 in. US title lobby card from the lost teens WWI-themed silent film comedy/drama, TO HELL WITH THE KAISER! Released in 1918 by Metro Pictures Corporation and directed by George Irving.

Featuring a screenplay by June Mathis, the cast includes Lawrence Grant, Olive Tell, Betty Howe, John Sunderland, Earl Schenck, Mabel Wright, Frank Currier, Karl Dane, Walter P. Lewis, Henry Carvill, George S. The design is striking and depicts the Kaiser as a giant, evil octopus with his tentacles outstretched across the world as he holds a screaming woman in his mouth.

Billed as "A Thrilling Indictment of Germany's War Lord In Seven Parts, " it is unrestored in very fine condition. To Hell With the Kaiser! Is a lost silent film, as no prints are known to exist. Is a 1918 American silent Great War propaganda comedy film produced by Screen Classics Productions and distributed by Metro Pictures.

It was directed by George Irving and starred Lawrence Grant as the Kaiser. Made toward the close of World War I, this film falls in line with other films of this popular genre, the wartime propaganda film, made at the same time i.

The Kaiser, Beast of Berlin, The Prussian Cur, The Claws of the Hun, Yankee Doodle in Berlin, Civilization, Hearts of the World, The Heart of Humanity, Over the Rhine, The False Faces, The Unpardonable Sin, My Four Years in Germany, and The Sinking of the Lusitania, to name a few. Like many American films of the time, To Hell with the Kaiser! Was subject to restrictions and cuts by city and state film censorship boards. For example, the Chicago Board of Censors cut, in Reel 2, the intertitle "Give the men free reign [sic] - you know what that means", Reel 3, the three intertitles "These quarters are not so bad - all but the girls, of course", "I'll take the first choice", and "Morning - the lust of the war gods", and, Reel 5, the intertitle "You came here willingly, " etc. During the Kaiser's invasion of Belgium, the Crown Prince enters a church and rapes Ruth Monroe, the daughter of an American inventor who has perfected a noiseless communications device. When the professor denounces the Crown Prince, he immediately is shot, whereupon his other daughter Alice vows to obtain revenge. While Alice's sweetheart, Winslow Dodge, fights with the Americans as an aviator, she arranges to meet the Crown Prince through her friend Robert Graubel, an actor who impersonates the Kaiser at public functions. With her father's wireless, Alice informs Winslow of the Kaiser's whereabouts, and as he captures the German emperor, she kills the Crown Prince. Now a prisoner, the Kaiser drowns himself and wakes up in hell, where Satan abdicates in his favor, saying that the Kaiser's tortures are more fiendish than any he has devised. This item is in the category "Entertainment Memorabilia\Movie Memorabilia\Lobby Cards\Originals-United States\Pre-1940".

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  1. Item: Vintage original 8x10 US title lobby card
  2. Year: Pre-1940
  3. Film Title: To Hell With the Kaiser!
  4. Item Number: LC-TOHELL-TC
  5. Director: George Irving
  6. Country: United States
  7. Original/Reproduction: Original
  8. Year of Release: 1918
  9. Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
  10. Studio: Metro Pictures Corporation
  11. Modified Item: No


TO HELL WITH THE KAISER! 1918 Title Card Lost Metro WWI Silent Film Comedy/Drama    TO HELL WITH THE KAISER! 1918 Title Card Lost Metro WWI Silent Film Comedy/Drama