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When Knighthood Was in Flower (1922)

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15 September 1922 (USA)  »

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Da Mænd var Riddere  »

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$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Marion Davies wore fifteen gowns, which were reproductions of those worn by Mary Tudor. See more »

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Version of The Sword and the Rose (1953) See more »

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A Marion Davies Classic
27 November 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This 1922 production was at the time the most expensive picture ever made. It was also a major box-office hit. Marion Davies plays Mary Tudor, intended bride of old Louis of France. Not much on story; you've seen it all before. But the sets and costumes are lavish. The director, who I never heard of, has no flair. Davies is beautiful and funny, especially in the escape scene where plays plays her lover's kid brother. Davies always had a flair for comedy, and she excels here as well. Long and plodding in parts, but Davies has fun playing a boy and in the scene where she must pick out the fabric for her wedding dress. William Powell and Flora Finch are recognizable. The rest of the cast is made up of long-forgotten actors. William Randolph Hearst sunk a ton of money into this one, but it paid off. A triumph for Davies who shows flashes of the comedy star she was to become.


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