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  Thomas Meighan and Gloria Swanson.
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Male and Female
Also known as The Admirable Crichton in the United Kingdom
(1919) American
B&W : Nine reels / 9207 feet
Produced (directed) by Cecil B. DeMille

Cast: Gloria Swanson [Lady Mary Lasenby], Thomas Meighan [William Crichton], Lila Lee [‘Tweeny,’ a Lasenby maid], Theodore Roberts [Lord Lasenby, the Earl of Loam], Raymond Hatton [Ernest Woolley], Mildred Reardon [Lady Agatha Lasenby], Robert Cain [Lord Brockelhurst], Julia Faye [Susan, Mary Lasenby’s maid], Rhy Darby [Lady Eileen Duncraigie], Maym Kelso [Lady Brockelhurst], Edmund Burns [Treherne], Bebe Daniels [the king’s favorite], Henry Woodward [John McGuire, Duncraigie’s chauffeur], Sydney Deane [Thomas], Wesley Barry [‘Buttons’], Edna Mae Cooper [Fisher], Lillian Leighton [Mrs. Perkins], Guy Oliver [pilot of the Lasenby yacht], Clarence Burton [captain of the Lasenby yacht], Kamuela Searle [?] [extra in the Babylon sequence]?, Martha Graham [?] [the king’s dancer]?, Lawson Butt, Jackie the lion

Famous Players-Lasky Corporation production; distributed by Paramount Pictures Corporation [Artcraft Pictures; A Famous Players-Lasky Super Production]. / Produced by Cecil B. DeMille. Scenario by Jeanie Macpherson, from the play The Admirable Crichton by James M. Barrie. Production manager, Howard Higgin. Art direction by Wilfred Buckland. Costume design by Paul Iribe, Clare West and Mitchell Leisen. Photographed (cinematography) by Alvin Wyckoff. Edited by Anne Bauchens. Presented by Jesse L. Lasky. / Released 30 November 1919. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / Production cost: $170,000.

Drama.

Survival status: Print exists in the George Eastman Museum film archive [35mm positive].

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Keywords: Animals: Goats, Leopards, Lions, Monkeys, Orangutans - Books - Britains abroad - Butlers - Dance - England - Islands - Maids - Rescues - Rich people - Shipwrecks - Society - South Seas

Listing updated: 2 January 2017.

References: Film credits, film viewing : Bardèche-History pp. 107, 130b, 204; Bohn-Light pp. xxi, 81, 90; Brownlow-Parade pp. 180, 183, 186, 373; Card-Seductive p. 84; Drew-Speaking p. 227; Everson-American pp. 190, 370; Fell-History pp. 106, 107; Higashi-Virgins p. 133; Hudson-Swanson pp. 13, 14, 124, 125, 126, 127; Kael-Kiss p. 328; Lahue-Gentlemen pp. 150, 151, 154; Lee-Not pp. 103, 110-111, 164; Leish-Cinema p. 45; Leyda-Before p. 72; Limbacher-Feature p. 151; Mandelbaum-Screen pp. 38, 72; Quirk-Powell p. 67; Quirk-Swanson pp. 23, 25, 28, 79-83, 85, 87; Sarris-Sternberg p. 6; Shipman-Cinema p. 66; Sinyard-Silent pp. 84, 86, 146, 147; Sklar-Movie pp. 91-92, 93; Smith-Epic p. 224; Vermilye-Twenties pp. 33, 168; Webb-Hollywood pp. 47, 109, 110 : ClasIm-204 p. C24; ClasIm-226 p. ? : Website-GEM.

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