The Fall of a Nation Reviews

November 20, 2020
The photography is not of the quality to which we are accustomed in these days of the art of the photoplay.
November 20, 2020
It has volume and power of a kind and is generally impressive, but it suggests hasty composition, is lacking in feeling and will add nothing whatever to Victor Herbert's fame as America's foremost composer.
November 20, 2020
It is not good entertainment because it is neither original nor spectacular. At this writing, twelve hours after witnessing the display, it is impossible to recall one battle scene.
November 20, 2020
The music, composed by Victor Herbert, was a redeeming feature of an evening of balderdash.
November 20, 2020
It is so trivial that seven dozen pictures like it would not send a single patriotic thrill down the spine nor accelerate one's pulse beats by so much ha a semi-quaver. A film, like a play, needs something more than an American flag to make it thrilling.
November 20, 2020
The picture, notwithstanding all the splendor and dramatic fire of its war spectacles, becomes merely irritating when the propaganda is allowed to degenerate into vicious personal attacks.
November 20, 2020
An example of good motion picture photography without any evidences of the advance for which one must watch with interest in the handling of this new art form.
November 20, 2020
As a comedy The Fall of a Nation might be taken seriously. As a dramatic effort or a plea for preparedness it constitutes something more than its title would suggest, i.e., the fall of a feature.