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  Forrest Stanley (left), Marion Davies and Lyn Harding.
Photograph: Silent Era image collection.
When Knighthood
Was in Flower

(1922) American
B&W : Twelve reels / 11,618 feet
Directed by Robert G. Vignola

Cast: Marion Davies [Mary Tudor], Forrest Stanley [Charles Brandon], Lyn Harding [King Henry VIII], William Norris [King Louis XII of France], Pedro De Cordoba [the Duke of Buckingham], Ernest Glendinning [Sir Edwin Caskoden], William H. Powell (William Powell) [Francis I, Duc d’ Angoulême], Arthur Forrest [Cardinal Wolsey], Macey Harlam [Duc de Longueville], Johnny Dooley [Will Sommers, the King’s jester], William Kent [the king’s tailor], Gustav von Seyffertitz [Grammont, the soothsayer], Charles Gerrard (Charles K. Gerrard) [Sir Adam Judson], George Nash [Captain Bradhurst, an adventurer], Arthur Donaldson [Sir William Brandon], Theresa Maxwell Conover [Queen Catherine], Flora Finch [a French lady-in-waiting], Ruth Shepley [Lady Jane Bolingbroke]; [?] ? [Anne Boleyn], Downing Clarke [Lord Chamberlain], Paul Panzer [the captain of the guard], Guy Coombes [a follower of Buckingham], Frank Reda [a page boy], Betty Borders, Betty Brown, George Ogle, Dorothy Portingall, Andrew Quirk, Mortimer Snow, 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 [A Cosmopolitan Production]. / 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. Miss Davies’ gowns designed by Giddings & Company. Armor advisor, [?] Frank Tinsley and/or 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. Presented by The Cosmopolitan Corporation. / © 20 September 1922 by Cosmopolitan Productions [LP18748]. Premiered 14 September 1922. General release, 4 February 1923. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / Original USA prints featured some sequences in color by the Max Handschiegl hand color engraving process. The film was shortened for general release. Powell’s second film.

Drama: Historical.

Survival status: Prints exist in the Library of Congress film archive [35mm 12-reel roadshow version], and in the Academy Film Archive (Michael Yakaitis collection).

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Keywords: Royalty: Kings - United Kingdom: England

Listing updated: 29 July 2017.

References: Film credits, film viewing : 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; Website-IMDb.

Home video: Blu-ray Disc; DVD.

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