Yankee Doodle in Berlin

Yankee Doodle in Berlin is a 1919 American silent comedy and World War I propaganda film from producer Mack Sennett. It was Sennett's most expensive production up to that time. Hiram Abrams was the original State's Rights marketer before the film's release, but producer Sol Lesser bought the rights in March 1919.[1]

Yankee Doodle in Berlin
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Directed byF. Richard Jones
Produced byMack Sennett
Written byMack Sennett (story)
StarringBothwell Browne
CinematographyFred Jackman
J.R. Lockwood
Mack Sennett Comedies
Distributed bySol Lesser on State's Rights basis
Release date
  • June 29, 1919 (1919-06-29)
Running time
5 reels
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

Bothwell Browne was a famous cross-dresser from Northern Europe. At the time this movie was produced he was the European rival of famous American cross-dresser Julian Eltinge, who starred in very similar plotted World War I propaganda film The Isle of Love (original title Over the Rhine).

The film was later condensed for rerelease and titled The Kaiser's Last Squeal.

The film is preserved by the Library of Congress.[2] Copies also held by Museum of Modern Art, BFI Film and Television, Cinematheque Royale de Belgique, Academy Film Archive Bev. Hills.[3]


Captain Bob White, an American aviator behind enemy lines, disguises himself as a woman in order to fool and steal an important map from the members of the German High Command, including the Kaiser himself.



  1. Progressive Silent Film List: Yankee Doodle in Berlin at silentera.com
  2. Catalog of Holdings The American Film Institute Collection and The United Artists Collection at The Library of Congress, (<-book title) p.213 c.1978 by The American Film Institute Retrieved November 3, 2017
  3. The Library of Congress/FIAF American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog:Yankee Doodle in Berlin Retrieved November 3, 2017

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