Description:Doris Parker, the daughter of an American Marine Officer, becomes Harry Townsend's pen pal. Harry is a young American soldier with no family who has gone to fight in France. As they exchange letters, Doris falls for Harry, despite advances made by Jack Tims, a captain of the Royal Navy training with the American Marines. On the front in France, Harry's face is wounded. Overwhelmed by the news, Doris asks Jack Tims to take Harry onboard a ship he is taking to France. During the voyage, Jack foils an attack from an enemy submarine but is wounded in the battle and dies. After having paid tribute to Jack Tims, Doris visits Harry at the American hospital in Tours, where his face has been bandaged. Doris later learns that the photo Harry had sent her was not of him. But she realizes that, through his letters, it was Harry's soul that had touched her heart. After returning to New York, they get married. Years later, they tell their child about the soldiers, stars of glory, who had died for their country.
Keywords:World War, 1914-1918 -- United States / Women and war / EFG1914 / World War I / Marraine de guerre ; Etats-Unis
Provider:Centre nationale du cinéma et de l’image animée