The Man Without a Country (1925)

The Man Without a Country is a 1925 silent film based on a book of the same name by Edward Everett Hale. The film starred Edward Hearn as Lt. Philip Nolan. It was directed by Rowland V. Lee. It is listed as unknown and may be a lost film with no copies available.

It is the story of American Army lieutenant Philip Nolan, who renounces his country during a trial for treason and is consequently sentenced to spend the rest of his days at sea without so much as a word of news about the United States.

The film is a remake of The Man Without a Country (1917) and My Own United States (1918), however these were made during wartime and the original story onlt features as a flashback in studio based cabins. Due to the limited Age of Sail content these versions are not listed on this site.


Edward Hearn as Lt. Philip Nolan, Pauline Starke as Anne Bissell, Lucy Beaumont as Mrs. Nolan, Richard Tucker as Aaron Burr, Earl Metcalfe as Lt. Riddle, Edward Coxen as Lt. Harper, Wilfred Lucas as Maj. Bissell, Francis Powers as Col. Morgan, Harvey Clark as Peter, Will Walling as Capt. Shaw, William Conklin as Capt. Danforth, Edward Peil Sr. as Capt. Kearney, Al Hart as President Jefferson, Edward Martindel (role unknown), Emmett King as President Monroe, George A. Billings as Abraham Lincoln

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