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April Folly is a 1920 American silent drama film directed by Robert Z. Leonard and written by Adrian Johnson and Cynthia Stockley. The film stars Marion Davies, Madeline Marshall, Hattie ... See full summary »

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Cast overview:
Marion Davies ... April Poole
Madeline Marshall Madeline Marshall ... Lady Diana Mannister
Hattie Delaro Hattie Delaro ... Mrs. Stanislaw
Amelia Summerville Amelia Summerville ... Olive Connal
Conway Tearle ... Kerry Sarle
J. Herbert Frank J. Herbert Frank ... Ronald Kenna
Warren Cook Warren Cook ... Earle of Mannister (as Warren Cooke)
Spencer Charters ... Dobbs
Charles Peyton Charles Peyton ... Butler
Agnes Neilson Agnes Neilson ... (as Anges Neilsen)
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April Folly is a 1920 American silent drama film directed by Robert Z. Leonard and written by Adrian Johnson and Cynthia Stockley. The film stars Marion Davies, Madeline Marshall, Hattie Delaro, Amelia Summerville, Conway Tearle, J. Herbert Frank, and Warren Cook. The film was released on March 21, 1920, by Paramount Pictures. A copy of the film is in a private collection.

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USA

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English

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21 March 1920 (USA) See more »

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Lykkediamanten See more »

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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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Conway Tearle was 42 years old when he made this film; Marion Davies was 23. See more »

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Marion Davies Writes a Book.... and Lives It
5 September 2017 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

In her seventh movie, Marion Davies is an author who reads her latest novel to her publisher. In it, she is a woman who discovers a plot by J. Herbert Frank to steal a huge diamond. She takes the place of Madeline Marshall, who is carrying it to its new owner in South Africa. Along the way, she is succored by Conway Tearle, and tailed by Spencer Charters, a cigar-chomping, derby-wearing detective hired by Miss Marshall's father.

It's a delightful tale directed by Robert Z. Leonard. Miss Davies is photographed beautifully, and she gets to show some vivacity and a bit of business in her role. Mr. Charters' role seems to have largely ended up on the cutting room floor. Mr. Tearle is handsome and stalwart, typically so in a career in which he served as romantic interest for various starlets.

The copy I looked at was the DVD produced by Ed Lorusso, with a fine score by Ben Model. Although it was originally a five-reel movie, the Library of Congress preservation copy it was made from lacks the first reel; the contents of the first reel have been summarized by opening titles. The DVD contains a black-and-white version and tinted one; and the case cover has a lovely painting of Miss Davies from a lobby card.

It's a treat for fans of Miss Davies, and another nail in the coffin of the legend that she was a poor actress, her career sustained by the fortune of William Randolph Hearst.


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