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The Great Victory, Wilson or the Kaiser? the Fall of the Hohenzollerns

The Great Victory, Wilson or the Kaiser? the Fall of the Hohenzollerns(1919)

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This film was also listed in ads, release charts and reviews under the titles Wilson or the Kaiser and The Fall of the Hohenzollerns. The film was copyrighted first under the title The Great Victory, Wilson or the Kaiser? The Fall of the Hohenzollerns on December 20, 1918, and later, on December 31, 1918, under the title Why Germany Must Pay, a title under which the film was reviewed a few weeks later. It is unclear whether the film was actually exhibited under both titles, and if the two versions had any differences between them. Sources conflict concerning the film's length, which is listed variously as five, six and seven reels. The actor listed as Capt. Van Bausen May in fact have been the actor Henry Van Bousen. An earlier Screen Classics, Inc. production, released by Metro Pictures Corp. on June 30, 1918, entitled To Hell with the Kaiser, included some of the same actors as in The Great Victory playing the same historical characters. It is possible that some scenes from the earlier release were incorporated into The Great Victory. British nurse Edith Cavell was executed on October 12, 1915 by a German firing squad for aiding Allied soldiers trying to cross enemy lines into Dutch territory.