Womanhood, the Glory of the Nation

Womanhood, the Glory of the Nation is a 1917 American silent drama film directed by J. Stuart Blackton and William P. S. Earle, and written by Blackton, Helmer W. Bergman, and Cyrus Townsend Brady. The film stars Alice Joyce and Harry T. Morey.

Womanhood, the Glory of the Nation
Directed byJ. Stuart Blackton
William P. S. Earle
Produced byJ. Stuart Blackton
Written byHelmer W. Bergman
J. Stuart Blackton
Cyrus Townsend Brady
StarringAlice Joyce
Harry T. Morey
CinematographyClark R. Nickerson
Edited byAlbert J. Ohlson
Distributed byV-L-S-E, Inc.
Release date
  • April 9, 1917 (1917-04-09) (US)[1]
Running time
7 reels
CountryUnited States


Traveling in Europe, Mary Ward fascinates Count Darius of Ruritania who asks her in marriage. Promising him an answer, Mary returns to the United States via Manila. Passing through the Philippines, he learns that New York was unexpectedly attacked by Ruritania and, in the course of the attack, his mother and sister were killed. Paul Strong, an American politician, takes Mary back to her homeland and in New York opens a campaign to reorganize the army. Paul's sister Jane, who shows up at the rallies impersonating Joan of Arc to inflame the souls of the patriots, is killed. Mary uses her fascination with Dario, whose father is in charge of the forces of Ruritania, to steal military secrets from him. Among wounded veterans - like Philip, Mary's brother, blind from the war -, espionage and battles, the United States manages to win the war led by Paul to victory. He and Mary, hugging each other in New York, now happily observe a once again prosperous and peaceful city.

Cast listEdit


  1. ^ "Womanhood, the Glory of the Nation". American Film Institute. Retrieved December 27, 2020.