Behind the Door 1919
Hobart Bosworth is Oscar Krug, an American-born taxidermist who is nevertheless hassled by the people in his town for his German heritage as World War I roars to life overseas. He is in love with Alice (Jane Novak), daughter of a banker who disapproves of her union with the son of a kraut. Angered by the injustice of these attacks on his character, Krug enlists in patriotic fury.

The determined taxidermist becomes a sea captain, but before he ships out, he marries Alice. When her father finds out, he throws her out of the house. She sneaks onto her husband's freighter because she has nowhere else to go. The ship is attacked, leaving the pair stranded in a lifeboat.

When a U-boat appears, they think they are rescued, but the heartless captain (played by a sneering Wallace Beery) snatches Alice and leaves Oscar to die. He doesn't die though, and once restored to another freighter, he captures the captain, learns his wife's fate and takes his revenge.

Director: Irvin Willat
Cast: Hobart Bosworth, Jane Novak, Wallace Beery
Country: USA
Genre: Drama, War

BD50 + DVD9 | 1080p AVC, NTSC | 01:10:45 | 41.7 Gb + 7.89 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English intertitles
Subtitles: none

-- Russian version of Behind the Door: The re-edited and re-titled version of the film that was distributed in Russia, with musical accompaniment by Stephen Horne
-- Outtakes from Behind the Door: Featuring music composed and performed by Stephen Horne
-- “Restoring Irvin Willat's Behind the Door”: A behind-the-scenes look at the restoration
-- “Kevin Brownlow, Remembering Irvin Willat”: An in-depth interview with renowned historian and honorary Academy Award winner Kevin Brownlow on the career of director Irvin Willat
-- Slideshow gallery of stills and promotional material from Behind the Door

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