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Lilac Time (Love Never Dies) (1928)

Lilac Time (Love Never Dies)





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George Fitzmaurice directed this romantic World War I drama, which was First National Pictures' entry into the epic war/romance genre popular in the late 1920s (The Big Parade, Wings). Colleen Moore stars as the French gamin Jeannine Bertholot who is a good luck charm to a seven-man platoon of the British Air Force that uses the lilac fields of a small French village as their base. Jeannine is the niece of Madame Berthelot (Eugenie Besserer), who lodges and cares for the platoon. After a bumpy start, one of the flyers from the platoon, Philip Blythe (Gary Cooper) falls in love with her. Philip is reluctant to tell Jeannine that he loves her, but one morning before a dangerous mission, he declares his love. During the mission, Philip is shot down, and Jeannine frantically arranges for an ambulance crew to remove Philip's body from the wreckage. But during the rescue operations, Jeannine loses sight of Philip. To find him again, she begins an exhausting search of all the military hospitals, hoping to see Philip for one last time.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Romance
Directed By:
Written By: Willis Goldbeck, Carey Wilson
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First National Pictures


Colleen Moore
as Jeannine
Burr McIntosh
as Gen. Blythe
George Cooper
as Mechanic's Helper
Edward Dillon
as Mike, the Mechanic
Cleve Moore
as Capt. Russell
Eugénie Besserer
as Madame Berthelot
Jack Stone
as The Infant
Dick Grace
as Aviator
Stuart Knox
as Aviator
Jack Ponder
as Aviator
Dan Dowling
as Aviator
Edward Clayton
as The Enemy Ace
Arthur Lake
as The Unlucky One
Philo McCullough
as German Officer
Nelson McDowell
as French Drummer
Jack Stoney
as The Kid
Jack Stone
as The Infant
Dick Grace
as Aviator
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