Any info on movie from the ‘30’s “Fighting For Freedom”

posted by jeannine on June 18, 2009 at 10:45 am

My mother starred in this movie, in place of the original lady (Danitza Sokolich/Mary Lipinski)who was signed, but could not do the film; I never found out why. The male star played Danila Martinovich (Matt Dressich, Jr.). The producers found the young, Martha Myers-as she was listed in 10th grade. I can’t find ANY mention of the movie, ANYWHERE.

I have a ‘handbill’ showing the movie was produced by Sloboda Productions, Inc. and was shown at the Capitol Theatre, 338 S Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA. 90013 from May 19th – May 27th, no year listed. “A Super-feature Photoplay Classic Of Early Slavic Life” and a line that reads – ‘Scenes laid in Montenegro. Also, 'The first time in the history of motion pictures that a spectacular novelty of this kind has been presented to the Slavic People — portraying loves, thrills, dangers, triumphs, of heroic days.

The handbill contains pics of some of the cast, with my mother on the front. My family used to have a large poster of this movie, but it disappeared over the years. I am Martha’s daughter. Mom is gone now, but I would still love to have any information about the movie. No one has seen the movie from my family. They were dirt poor and Martha was in her teens at the time. She married in 1932, was born in 1913. I can be phoned after July 7th,‘09 at 5037751238 or [email=] emailed[/url] anytime.

Jeannine Varner (Monroe)

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