The Enemy

The Enemy is a 1927 American silent drama film directed by Fred Niblo and starring Lillian Gish. The film was thought to have been lost for years until a copy was discovered at the MGM library, now owned by Turner Entertainment. However, the film is still missing its final reel. Actor Joel McCrea made an early appearance as an extra.


Newlywed Carl (Ralph Forbes) goes to war where he endures major suffering. Back home, wife Pauli (Lillian Gish) starves, becomes a prostitute to survive, and their baby dies.

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    contentLocation Austria
    director Fred Niblo
    editor Margaret Booth
    genre drama
    keywords newlywed prostitute prostitution in the united states suffer
    publisher Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer