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Injustice(1919)

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The Democracy Film Co. which changed its name to the Loyalty Film Co. sometime in 1919 or 1920, included both blacks and whites in its management and produced films with black casts. During its opening run in Los Angeles, the film, which May have been made under the title Democracy; or a Fight for Right, was advertised and reviewed as In Justice, but later Democracy ads and most contemporary sources called the film Injustice. It is unclear whether the film was six or seven reels long at the time of its release. By late 1919 the film had been renamed Loyal Hearts, and it played in theaters under that title in late 1919 or early 1920, advertised variously as a five-reeler or a six-reeler. At about this time L-Ko contracted with Democracy to distribute the film; it cut the film to five reels, added titles in dialect, possibly added additional footage, and advertised the result as a comedy. Democracy brought suit against L-Ko, but the outcome of the dispute is unclear. It is also unclear whether Loyal Hearts was L-Ko's title for the film, whether the film had already been titled Loyal Hearts when L-Ko acquired it, or whether L-Ko released the film under yet another title. Modern sources state that Irene goes to Europe as a Red Cross nurse, is attacked and nearly raped by German soldiers there, and is saved by George, now a soldier who is wounded in the fight. Scenes from the film May have been shot at the E&R Jungle Studio in Los Angeles.