Once upon a time there was a beautiful little Princess, Tweedledee, who lived with her father and seven brothers in 'The Kingdom of the Seven Dials'. The Wicked Queen, the Witch of the ... See full summary »

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Once upon a time there was a beautiful little Princess, Tweedledee, who lived with her father and seven brothers in 'The Kingdom of the Seven Dials'. The Wicked Queen, the Witch of the Bouncing Ball, turns Tweedledee's brothers into seven swans. From film advertisement, 'Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate', 18 January 1919. Written by Kevin Dudeney

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31 December 1917 (USA)  »

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Tragic Loss For Silent Cinema
16 September 2015 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Determined to take over the kingdom of the Seven Dials, the Queen of the Bouncing Ball, with the aid of the witch, transforms the seven princes of the kingdom into swans and leads them far away from court. Learning from the moon fairies of her brothers' fate, Princess Tweedledee ( Marguerite Clark ) finds the swans and resolves to stay with them. She is seen by Prince Charming ( Richard Barthelmess ) who falls madly in love with her. Soon after, the moon fairies reappear and tell her that she can change her brothers back to human form if she will weave seven robes of nettle and cover the swans with them. One condition, though, is that she not speak to any human being during this time, a condition which perplexes the prince when she refuses to talk to him. Finding that her enforced dumbness is about to lose her the love of the prince, she returns to her native land where she is accused of being a witch and sentenced to death. At the last minute, she is rescued by Prince Charming and the seven swans who, when she throws the hastily finished robes over them, regain their human form.

This 1917 silent fantasy was based on a story by Hans Christian Andersen, produced by the Famous Players Film Company, starring Marguerite Clark and Richard Barthelmess. Sadly, The Seven Swans is one of many lost Marguerite Clark's silent films.


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