The Kaiser - The Beast of Berlin (lost propaganda film; 1918)

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The Kaiser, The Beast Of Berlin is a lost 1918 film that was produced by, directed by and starred the actor Rupert Julian. Julian played the title role, that of Kaiser Wilhelm of Germany, while Elmo Lincoln portrayed a blacksmith who is victimized by the Kaiser. The film is now considered lost.[1] [2]


The film depicts the atrocities committed by the Kaiser against the Belgian 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 Belgian 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. Julian went on the play the role of the Kaiser in other films later on.


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  2. Magill's Survey of Silent Films, Vol2. FLE-POT p.616 edited by Frank N. Magill c.1982 Template:ISBN (3 book set Template:ISBN) Retrieved June 27, 2018