Private Peat

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Private Peat
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Directed by Edward José
Written byCharles E. Whittaker
Based onPrivate Peat
by Harold Reginald Peat
Produced by Adolph Zukor
Jesse Lasky
StarringHarold R. Peat
Cinematography Hal Young
Distributed by Famous Players-Lasky
Paramount / Artcraft
Release date
  • October 13, 1918 (1918-10-13)
Running time
5 reels
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

Private Peat is a lost [1] 1918 American silent biographical drama film directed by Edward José and written by and starring Harold R. Peat. It was produced by Adolph Zukor and Jesse Lasky. [2]



The film is based on the book Private Peat by Harold R. Peat, recalling his WW1 experiences as one of the first Americans to enlist in the conflict when American joined the war. Peat was from Canada but is presented as an all-American boy for patriotism and propaganda. The feature primarily consisted of newsreel footage.


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