||Forrest Stanley (left), Marion Davies and Lyn Harding.
Photograph: Silent Era image collection.
When Knighthood Was in Flower
B&W : Twelve reels / 11,618 feet
Cast: Marion Davies [Mary Tudor], Forrest Stanley [Charles Brandon], Lyn Harding [King Henry VIII], Theresa Maxwell Conover [Queen Catherine], Pedro De Cordoba [the Duke of Buckingham], Ruth Shepley [Lady Jane Bolingbroke], Ernest Glendenning [Sir Edwin Caskoden], Arthur Forrest [Cardinal Wolsey], Johnny Dooley [Will Sommers], William Kent [the king’s tailor], Charles Gerrard [Sir Adam Judson], Arthur Donaldson [Sir Henry Brandon], Downing Clarke [Lord Chamberlain], William Norris [King Louis XII of France], Macey Harlam [Duc de Longueville], William H. Powell (William Powell) [Duke Francis I], George Nash [Captain Bradhurst], Gustav von Seyffertitz [Grammont], Paul Panzer [the captain of the guard], Guy Coombes [a follower of Buckingham], Flora Finch [French countess], Mortimer Snow, George Ogle, Andrew Quirk, Red Wing the horse, Black Diamond the horse, Winchester the horse
Cosmopolitan Productions production; distributed by International Film Service Company, Incorporated, through Paramount Pictures Corporation. / Scenario by Luther Reed, from the novel When Knighthood Was in Flower by Charles Major. Set design by Joseph Urban. Costume design by Gretl Urban Thurlow. Armor advisor, Bashford Dean. Fencing advisor, James Murray. Assistant director, Philip Carle. Cinematography by Ira H. Morgan and Harold Wenstrom. Original music score by William Frederick Peters, with additional music by Victor Herbert. / © 20 September 1922 by Cosmopolitan Productions [LP18748]. Premiered 14 September 1922. General release, 4 February 1923. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / Original USA prints featured some sequences in color by the Max Handschiegl hand color engraving process. Powell’s second film.
Survival status: Print exists.
Current rights holder: Public domain.
Keywords: Royalty: Kings - United Kingdom: England
Listing updated: 16 October 2011.
References: Basten-Technicolor p. 14; Brownlow-Parade p. 73; Davies-Times pp. 34-36, 37; Everson-American p. 175; Jewell-RKO p. 274; Mandelbaum-Screen p. 140; Quirk-Powell pp. 17, 37-38; Sherwood-Best pp. xvii, xviii, 196; Sweeney-Coming pp. 36, 42 : Screenland-192204 p. 7 : Website-AFI.