MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 92,654 this week

The Beggar Maid (1921)

6.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.5/10 from 6 users  
Reviews: 1 user | 1 critic

The painter Burne-Jones and his famed painting "The Beggar Maid" are depicted in this speculative drama about the creation of the painting. Burne-Jones plays matchmaker for a young British ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 117 titles
created 10 months ago
 
list image
a list of 9883 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Beggar Maid" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Beggar Maid (1921)

The Beggar Maid (1921) on IMDb 6.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Beggar Maid.
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
The Earl of Winston / King Cophetua
...
Peasant Girl / Beggar Maid
Edit

Storyline

The painter Burne-Jones and his famed painting "The Beggar Maid" are depicted in this speculative drama about the creation of the painting. Burne-Jones plays matchmaker for a young British nobleman who has fallen in love with a servant girl on his estate. The artist shows that love can thrive between members of different classes by depicting on canvas a picture from Tennyson's poem about the love of King Cophetua for a beggar maid. As he relates the story of the poem in words and through his painting, the young earl sees the application to his own situation. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

painter | artist

Genres:

Drama | Short

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

25 September 1921 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

A video copy of this film survives in the Library of Congress. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Beautiful but still
25 February 2007 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

This silent movie, its story constructed around the famous Sir Edward Cole Burne-Jones painting, which in turn was based on the Tennyson poem, is a fair, if pedestrian romantic story about a rich lord (played by Reginald Denny) who loves a poor tenant (played by a Mary Astor so young she hasn't quite lost all her baby fat), who are brought together by the artist painting the picture. The compositions of the individual shots are beautiful -- parts of it were shot on Louis Comfort Tiffany's country home -- but the piece is very static. I can only conclude that Herbert Blache's technique was not up to anything more and this increasingly out-of-date technique would, eventually, result in the end of his career by the end of the decade.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Beggar Maid (1921) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?