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  Robin Macdougall (left) and Tula Belle.
Photograph: courtesy The Academy of Motion Picture
Arts and Sciences
The Blue Bird
Also known as {The Bluebird}
(1918) American
B&W : Six reels
Directed by Maurice Tourneur

Cast: Tula Belle [Mytyl], Robin Macdougall [Tyltyl], Edwin E. Reed [Daddy Tyl], Emma Lowry [Mummy Tyl], William J. Gross [Gaffner Tyl], Florence Anderson [Granny Tyl], Edward Elkas [Berlingot], Katherine Bianchi [Berlingot’s daughter], Lillian Cook [the fairy Berylune], Gertrude McCoy [Light], Lyn Donelson [Night], Charles Ascot [Dog], Tom Coress [Cat], Mary Kennedy [Water], Eleanor Masters [Milk], Charles Craig [Sugar], Sam Blum [Bread], S.E. Potapovich [Fire], Rosa Rolanda

Famous Players-Lasky Corporation production; distributed by Famous Players-Lasky Corporation [Artcraft Pictures]. / Scenario by Charles Maigne, from the play L’Oiseau bleu (The Blue Bird) by Maurice Maeterlinck. Production design by Ben Carré. Cinematography by John van den Broek. Edited by [?] Clarence Brown? Music score by James R. Bradford [?] and/or Hugo Riesenfeld? Presented by Adolph Zukor. / © 25 March 1918 by Famous Players-Lasky Corporation [LP12216]. Released 31 March 1918. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / The film was shot at the Famous Players studio in Fort Lee, New Jersey. The film was reconstructed in 1990 by Paolo Cherchi Usai and Edward Stratmann.

Drama: Fantasy.

Synopsis: Synopsis available in AFI-F1 n. F1.0394.

Survival status: Prints exist in the George Eastman Museum film archive [35mm nitrate positive, 35mm fine-grain preservation negative, 35mm preservation positive]; and in the Museum of Modern Art film archive.

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Keywords: Birds: Bluebirds, Doves - Cathedrals - Cemetaries - Charity - Children - Christmas - Dance - Diamonds - Disease - Dreams - Fairies - Magic - Palaces - Widows

Listing updated: 9 March 2011.

References: AFI-F1 n. F1.0394; Brownlow-Parade p. 242; Everson-American p. 68-69, 303, 370; Geduld-Birth p. 38 : ClasIm-278 p. 42; Image-34-1-2 p. 37 : Website-GEM; Website-NFPF.

Home video: DVD.

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