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  Norma Talmadge and Ronald Colman.
Photograph: courtesy Joseph Yranski and Kino Lorber.
(1926) American
B&W : Nine reels / 8279 feet
Directed by Clarence Brown

Cast: Norma Talmadge [Kiki], Ronald Colman [Renal], Gertrude Astor [Paulette], Marc MacDermott [Baron Rapp], George K. Arthur [Adolphe], William Orlamond [Brule], Erwin Connelly [Joly], Frankie Darro [Pierre], Mack Swain [the pastryman]

First National Pictures, Incorporated, production; distributed by First National Pictures, Incorporated. / Produced by Joseph M. Schenck. Scenario by Hans Kraly (Hanns Kräly), from the play adaptation Kiki by Lenore Ulric Belasco of the play Kiki by André Picard, based on a farce by Savoir. Cinematography by Oliver T. Marsh. / Premiered 4 April 1926 at Capitol Theatre in New York, New York. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / The UCLA Film and Television Archive film archive holds a 35mm trailer for the film.


Survival status: Prints exist in the Library of Congress film archive [35mm preservation positive, and incomplete 35mm positive missing reels 2-4]; in the Czech Film Archive film archive [incomplete 35mm nitrate positive, with Czech intertitles]; in the Museum of Modern Art film archive [incomplete 16mm reduction positive, from the Czech print with Czech intertitles]; and in the film holdings of Cohen Media Group (Raymond Rohauer collection) [35mm positive].

Current rights holder: (unknown)

Listing updated: 24 September 2013.

References: Brownlow-Parade p. 145; Lahue-Gentlemen p. 62; Quirk-Colman pp. 17, 92, 93-95; Smith-Colman pp. 31, 59-62; Sweeney-Coming p. 96 : Website-Talmadge.

Home video: DVD.

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