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The Common Cause (1919)

Comedy, Drama

Helene Palmer and her husband, Orrin, have grown apart, and she becomes infatuated with bachelor Edward Wadsworth. With the outbreak of World War I, Orrin and Edward enlist, while Helene works as a Red Cross nurse in a small French town. ...See moreHelene Palmer and her husband, Orrin, have grown apart, and she becomes infatuated with bachelor Edward Wadsworth. With the outbreak of World War I, Orrin and Edward enlist, while Helene works as a Red Cross nurse in a small French town. Edward is wounded on a dangerous scouting mission near the town and Orrin carries him to safety. The enemy invades during the night, and Orrin rescues Helene as she is about to be overpowered by a German officer. The dying Edward, morally strengthened by his experience as a soldier, encourages the couple to reunite. Soon after, peace is declared. Written by AFI See less
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Writers
Ian Hay (play "Getting Together") | Anthony Paul Kelly | Percival Knight (play "Getting Together") | J. Hartley Manners (play "Getting Together")
Cinematographer
Otto Brautigan (as George Brautigan)
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Updated Jan 5, 1919

Release date
Jan 5, 1919 (United States)

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14 cast members
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Effie Shannon
Belgium (prologue) Belgium (prologue)   See fewer
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Irene Castle
France (prologue) France (prologue)   See fewer
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Violet Heming
Britannia (prologue) Britannia (prologue)   See fewer
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Julia Arthur
Italy (prologue) Italy (prologue)   See fewer
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Marjorie Rambeau
Columbia (prologue) Columbia (prologue)   See fewer
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Herbert Rawlinson
Orrin Palmer Orrin Palmer   See fewer
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Sylvia Breamer
Helene Palmer Helene Palmer   See fewer
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Huntley Gordon
Edward Wadsworth Edward Wadsworth   See fewer
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Lawrence Grossmith
Tommy Atkins Tommy Atkins   See fewer
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Charles Stuart Blackton
Little Belgian Refugee (as Charles Blackton) Little Belgian Refugee (as Charles Blackton)   See fewer
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Violet Virginia Blackton
Little Belgian Refugee (as Violet Blackton) Little Belgian Refugee (as Violet Blackton)   See fewer
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Philip Van Loan
The Poilu The Poilu   See fewer
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Marcelle Carroll
French Girl (as Mlle. Marcel) French Girl (as Mlle. Marcel)   See fewer
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Louis Dean
German General German General   See fewer
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