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Rosita (1923)

Passed | | Romance, Comedy | 3 September 1923 (USA)
Rosita, a peasant singer in Seville, captures the attention of the King.

Directors:

Ernst Lubitsch, Raoul Walsh (uncredited)

Writers:

Philippe Dumanoir (play) (as Philippe François Pinel Dumanoir), Norbert Falk (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Mary Pickford ... Rosita, a Street Singer
Holbrook Blinn ... The King
Irene Rich ... The Queen
George Walsh ... Don Diego
Charles Belcher Charles Belcher ... The Prime Minister
Frank Leigh Frank Leigh ... Prison Commandant
Mathilde Comont ... Rosita's mother
George Periolat ... Rosita's father
Bert Sprotte Bert Sprotte ... Big Jailer
Snitz Edwards ... Little Jailer
Madame De Bodamere Madame De Bodamere ... Maid
Philippe De Lacy ... Rosita's Brother
Donald McAlpin Donald McAlpin ... Rosita's Brother
Doreen Turner Doreen Turner ... Rosita's Sister
Mario Carillo Mario Carillo ... Majordomo
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Rosita, a peasant singer in Seville, captures the attention of the King.

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Genres:

Romance | Comedy

Certificate:

Passed
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 September 1923 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gadesangersken Rosita See more »

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Production Co:

Mary Pickford Company See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The film was restored from the sole surviving nitrate print, a Russian-language version in the collection of New York's Museum of Modern Art, as well as an acetate duplicate negative of reel four, preserved by the Mary Pickford Foundation. Due to no complete set of the original English intertitles being known to survive, the missing intertitles were recreated using the graphic style of the original titles with new text based on the Russian titles as wall as German and Swedish censorship records, a music cue sheet, contemporary reviews and an early draft of the script. The restoration was funded through the Louis B. Mayer Foundation, RT Features, The Film Foundation and the Celeste Bartos Preservation Fund. It premiered in August 2017 at the Venice Film Festival. See more »

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Version of Don Cesare di Bazan (1942) See more »

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Lubitsch's first American film a real treat
25 August 1999 | by pooch-8See all my reviews

Legends abound concerning the contentious on-set relationship between superstar Mary Pickford and director Ernst Lubitsch during the filming of Rosita. Despite Pickford's later efforts to keep the film out of circulation, screenings of the picture revealed a delightful surprise: the great German filmmaker had provided Pickford with her wish -- the showcase for a juicy role miles away from her "little girl with the curls" persona. Only the tiniest indications of what would later evolve into the "Lubitsch touch" exist in the tale of a street singer who rises to prominence in the court of a philandering king (skillfully portrayed by Holbrook Blinn), but Rosita is a handsomely mounted production with charm, wit, and plenty of romance to spare.


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