Friendly Enemies (1925 film)

Friendly Enemies is a 1925 American silent comedy thriller film directed by George Melford and starring Joe Weber, Lew Fields and Virginia Brown Faire. It is based on a 1918 play of the same title, and was part of a cluster of World War I-themed films released during the mid-1920s.[1] It was remade as a sound film Friendly Enemies in 1942.

Friendly Enemies
Directed byGeorge Melford
Produced byDavid Belasco
Written byAlfred A. Cohn
Josephine Quirk
Based onFriendly Enemies
by Aaron Hoffman and Samuel Shipman
StarringJoe Weber
Lew Fields
Virginia Brown Faire
CinematographyCharles G. Clarke
Belasco Productions
Distributed byProducers Distributing Corporation
Release date
March 16, 1925
Running time
70 minutes
CountryUnited States
English intertitles


Two German immigrants have grown prosperous in the United States. However when World War I breaks out Carl Pfeiffer remains sympathetic to the German Empire, even after America has entered the war. While his friend is steadfastly loyal to America, Pfeiffer provides funds and assistance to a German espionage ring. He unwittingly helps them plan to sabotage a troopship on which his own son is travelling to Europe to fight the Western Front. Pfeiffer has a dramatic change of heart and with the help of his friend and the American intelligence services he thwarts the plan and rounds up the enemy spy ring.



  1. ^ Solomon p.83


  • Parish, James Robert & Pitts, Michael R. The Great Spy Pictures. Scarecrow Press, 1974.
  • Solomon, Aubrey. The Fox Film Corporation, 1915-1935: A History and Filmography. McFarland, 2011.

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