The Little American
Mary Pickford stars in this epic tale of love and loss set against the backdrop of World War I, and directed by Cecil B. DeMille. Pickford is Angela Moore, a young American who plans to marry an expatriate German, Karl Van Austreim. As Karl finalizes his plans to become an American citizen, World War I breaks out in Europe, forcing him to return to Germany to enlist. As the war rages, Angela worries about the fate of her love. She travels to Europe on an ocean liner, which is sunk by a U-boat. Barely escaping, Angela is taken captive by German officers, and is shocked to find her beloved Karl among them. The soldier is ordered by his superiors to execute the woman he loves. Karl decides that Angela is more important to him than his duty to his country, and the two star-crossed lovers must now fight their way across war-torn Europe to escape the wrath of the German military.