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Civilization (1916 movie)

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Civilization is a 1916 pacifist allegorical film about a submarine commander who refuses to fire at a civilian ocean liner supposedly carrying ammunition for his country's enemies. He sinks his submarine, but survives, and is taken by Jesus to Hell to see what devastation war can do. It stars Howard C. Hickman, Enid Markey, J. Frank Burke, George Fisher and Herschel Mayall.

The movie was written by C. Gardner Sullivan and directed by Reginald Barker, Walter Edwards (uncredited), David Hartford (uncredited), Jay Hunt (uncredited), Thomas H. Ince, J. Parker Read Jr. (uncredited) and Raymond B. West.

In 1999 the film was deemed "culturally significant" by the United States Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.

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