Jun 03, 2023

Mary Pickford Silent 'Johanna Enlists' Headed to Disc July 11 From MVD and VCI

Stephanie Prange

July 5, 2023

The 1918 silent Johanna Enlists, a comic romance starring Mary Pickford, will be released on Blu-ray plus DVD July 11 from MVD Entertainment Group and VCI Entertainment.

In this strikingly different and very personal war story, instead of the guns, cannons and Huns audiences were getting used to in 1918, Pickford plays a young woman living quietly with her family on an isolated farm, wondering how she will ever meet a potential husband. When an entire battalion of soldiers march in to be bivouacked on the land, the war is brought home and she suddenly is faced with a wide choice of suitors.

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Johanna Enlists served as an important means of encouraging enlistments that were still needed even as the film was released only a few months before the war’s end.

The release features a 4K restoration.

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