as Count Ferdinand
as Katheryn Haldemann
as The King of Wredpryd
as The Christ
as Luther Rolf, the peace advocate
as A Young Child
as His Son
as The Blacksmith
as His Daughter
as A Mother
as Queen Engenie
as The Prime Minister
Critic Reviews for Civilization
There is very little opportunity to criticise Ince's magnificent effort, but Sulivan's captions are altogether too preachy. In his effort to project pathos he slops over into bathos.
Despite its scenery-tearing silent-movie acting style, ''Civilization's'' compassion and sweep assure its place as a classic of early movie making on a big scale.
The thrill of the spectacle must ever be secondary to the thrill of emotion, since it appeals to the brain instead of to the heart. Mr. Ince's spectacle is tremendous, its mechanical equipment a revelation, save in one respect. His air fleet.
Mr. Ince has endeavored to use the artistic and psychological power of the screen, and his laudable and ambitious efforts in this direction call for a just but sympathetic analysis.
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