Naval Warfare Movies

Mare Nostrum

Director: Rex Ingram
Starring: Uni Apollon, Alex Nova, Kada-Abd-el-Kader, Hughie Mack

Published: 1926
Country: USA
Keywords: WWI, Feature

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A citizen of neutral Spain agrees to aid in refueling U-boats, believing the torpedoes would never be used on passenger ships. When his son is killed after a passenger liner is in fact sunk by a U-boat, the Spaniard vows to take revenge on the guilty submarine.


Based on a novel by Blasco Ibanez; both the novel and the movie are noted for their anti-German sentiments. The film was remade under the same title in 1948 in Spain.