The Kaiser - The Beast of Berlin (lost propaganda film; 1918)
THE KAISER THE BEAST OF BERLIN is a lost 1918 film that was produced by, directed by and starred the actor Rupert Julian. Mr. Julian played the title role, that of athe Kaiser Wilhelm of Germany, while Elmo Lincoln portrayed a blacksmith who is victimized by the Kaiser.
The film depicts the atrocities committed by the Kaiser against his own people including the blacksmith portrayed by Elmo Lincoln, who loses his wife to one of the Kaiser's attacks on his own people but does save his daughter. Eventually, the Kaiser is captured and turned over to the Swiss people, who imprisoned him in a dungeon, guarded closely by Elmo Lincoln's character.
The film was distributed by Universal pictures and was an immediate hit. Mr. Julian was able to play the role of the Kaiser in other films later on.
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