John Barrymore and Marceline Day.
Photograph: Silent Era image collection.
The Beloved Rogue
B&W : Ten reels / 9264 feet
Directed by Alan Crosland
Cast: John Barrymore [François Villon], Marceline Day [Charlotte de Vauxcelles], Conrad Veidt [King Louis XI], Lawson Butt [John, Duke of Burgundy], Henry Victor [Thibault d’Aussigny], Mack Swain [Nicholas], Slim Summerville [Jehan], Angelo Rossito [Beppo], Nigel de Brulier [the astrologer], Lucy Beaumont [Villion’s mother], Otto Mattiesen [Oliver, the king’s barber], Jane Winton [the abbess], Rose Dione [Margot], Bertram Grassby [Duke of Orleans], Dick Sutherland [Tristan l’Hermite]; Martha Franklin [maid], Dickie Moore [François Villon, as an infant]
Art Cinema Corporation production; distributed by United Artists Corporation. / Produced by Joseph M. Schenck. Scenario by Paul Bern, from the adaptation by Paul Bern of the play adaptation If I Were King by Justin Huntly McCarthy from the novel If I Were King by Justin Huntly McCarthy. Production design by William Cameron Menzies. Cinematography by Joseph August (Joseph H. August). Intertitles by Walter Anthony. / © 23 February 1927 [LP23689]. Released 5 March 1927. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / Moore’s film debut. The novel was previously filmed as If I Were King (1920). [?] AFI-F2 n. F2.0346 lists the production company as Feature Productions, Incorporated, and the release date as 12 March 1927. / Silent film.
Synopsis: Synopsis available in AFI-F2 n. F2.0346.
Survival status: Prints exist in the film holdings of Worldview Entertainment (Paul Killiam collection) [35mm positive]; in the film holdings of EmGee Film Library [16mm reduction positive]; and in private film collections [16mm reduction positives].
Current rights holder: (unknown)
Keywords: Authors: Justin Huntly McCarthy (1860-1936), François Villon (1431-?) - France: Paris - Royalty: Kings (King Louis XI of France)
Listing updated: 12 September 2015.
References: Film credits, film viewing : AFI-F1 n. F1.2125; AFI-F2 n. F2.0346; Baer-Film p. 21; Best-Those p. 197; Carroll-Matinee pp. 145, 149-150; Everson-American pp. 295, 332, 333, 336, 342; Geduld-Birth pp. 136, 139; Lahue-Gentlemen pp. 18, 21; Limbacher-Feature p. 20; Maltin-Guide pp. 97-98; Quirk-Colman pp. 19, 198; Smith-Colman p. 211; Sweeney-Coming p. 116; Vermilye-Twenties p. 39 : ClasIm-301 p. 47.
Home video: DVD.