1918 37 years old

It's 1918, the height of United States involvement in World War I - Liberty Bonds are sold, German immigrants are suspected as traitors or saboteurs, young men everywhere succumb to the patriotism and propaganda and enlist. In a small Texas town, Horace Robedaux feels the pressure - he doesn't want to leave his young wife Elizabeth and their young child Jenny - but Elizabeth's can't-do-anything-right little brother is constantly talking about the war, and Elizabeth's stern father, who opposed the marriage initially, now has plans to take care of his daughter and the child so Horace can fight for his country. But the influenza epidemic sweeping the town (and the nation) may change everyone's plans.


1918 Cast

Name Character
Matthew Broderick He was 23, now 61 years old as Brother
William Converse-Roberts as Horace Robedaux
Gil Glasgow He was 31, now 69 years old as Davis
Hallie Foote She was 35, now 73 years old as Elizabeth Robedaux
Jeanne McCarthy as Bessie
L.T. Felty as Mr. Thatcher
Bill McGhee He was 79, 78 years old when he died as Sam
Tom Murrel as Stanley
Peggy Feury She was 60, 61 years old when she died as Mrs. Boone
Michael Higgins He was 65, 88 years old when he died as Mr. Vaughn
Phillip Smith as Bill
Jerry Biggs as Clyde
Betty Murphy She was 32, now 70 years old as Verna
Rochelle Oliver She was 48, now 85 years old as Mrs. Vaughn

1918 Crew

Name Department
Peter Newman as Executive Producer. Production
Ross Milloy as Producer. Production
Van Broughton Ramsey as Costume Design. Costume & Make-Up
Lewis M. Allen as Executive Producer. He was 62 (81) years old when He died Production
Ken Harrison as Director. Directing
Dennis Bishop as Unit Production Manager. Production
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1918 (37 years)

  • Release day: Friday, April 26, 1985
  • Runtime: 94 minutes