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Enchantment (1921)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 30 October 1921 (USA)
The frothy experiences of a vain little flapper. Her father induces an actor friend to become a gentlemanly cave man and the film becomes another variation of the 'Taming of the Shrew' ... See full summary »

Director:

Robert G. Vignola

Writers:

Frank R. Adams (story "Manhandling Ethel") (as Frank Ramsey Adams), Luther Reed
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Cast

Credited cast:
Marion Davies ... Ethel Hoyt
Forrest Stanley ... Ernest Eddison
Edith Shayne Edith Shayne ... Mrs. Hoyt
Tom Lewis Tom Lewis ... Mr. Hoyt
Arthur Rankin ... Tommy Corbin
Corinne Barker ... Nalia McCabe
Maude Turner Gordon Maude Turner Gordon ... Mrs. Leigh
Edith Lyle ... Fairy Tale Queen
Huntley Gordon ... Fairy Tale King
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Emmet Foy Emmet Foy ... Male flapper #2
Julia Hurley ... Fairy tale crone
Gilbert Rooney Gilbert Rooney ... Male flapper #1
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Storyline

The frothy experiences of a vain little flapper. Her father induces an actor friend to become a gentlemanly cave man and the film becomes another variation of the 'Taming of the Shrew' theme. Written by Anonymous

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The Story of the Taming of a Flapper. (Print Ad- Duluth Herald, ((Duluth, Minn.)) 8 April 1922)

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 October 1921 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Enchantement See more »

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(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Named as Best Picture of the month (February 1922) by "Photoplay", beating out Tol'able David (1921). See more »

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Opening Title Card: What is more amusing or more charming than a girl at the flapper age? That egotistical youth so gloriously confident of never being conquered... so all-wise... so tolerant of the last dull generation of grown ups...
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Manhandling Marion
13 December 2014 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

Fun-loving 18-year-old flapper Marion Davies (as Ethel Hoyt) is so enchanting, at least six Harvard seniors are in love with her at once. She thinks she's a modern day Cleopatra. Her mother compares Davies to the Queen of Sheba. The pretty teenager keeps company with three handsome young men, who are particularly devoted. They follow Ms. Davies around and appear willing to share. Inspired by Shakespeare's "Taming of the Shrew", Davies' wealthy father Tom Lewis (as William "Will" Hoyt) decides to show his egotistical daughter that all men don't fall in love with her. He hires actor Forrest Stanley (as Ernest "Ernie" Eddison) to romance Davies, then become disinterested. Problems arise when true love takes over...

"Enchantment" is a very well-produced silent. The available print looks great. Thanks to restoration producer Edward Lorusso for helping bring the film to light. Director Robert G. Vignola and Ira H. Morgan give it an appropriately boxed-in look. They frame the richly detailed sets well. The film outwears its welcome by the time everything stops for a longish performance of "The Sleeping Beauty", but it helps (artistically). Contributing nicely are title cards by Grace Waller and a new musical score, by Donald Sosin, which captures the film and era perfectly. Davies is appealing and performs amusingly as the young teenage flapper. The art/set direction by Joseph Urban is lovely and, of course, Marion is even lovelier.

******* Enchantment (10/30/21) Robert G. Vignola ~ Marion Davies, Forrest Stanley, Tom Lewis, Edith Shayne


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