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Cast overview:
Rosita, a street singer
Holbrook Blinn ...
The King
Irene Rich ...
The Queen
George Walsh ...
Don Diego
Charles Belcher ...
The Prime Minister
Frank Leigh ...
Prison Commandant
Mathilde Comont ...
Rosita's mother
George Periolat ...
Rosita's father
Bert Sprotte ...
Big Jailer
Snitz Edwards ...
Little Jailer
Madame De Bodamere ...
Rosita's Brother
Donald McAlpin ...
Rosita's Brother
Doreen Turner ...
Rosita's Sister
Mario Carillo ...


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Romance | Comedy





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3 September 1923 (USA)  »

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Rosita  »

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1.33 : 1
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On Mary Pickford's urging, the role of Don Diego was offered to Ramon Novarro. He rejected it, however, because Pickford once stated that his "face and body don't match". See more »


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A bit silly but quite enjoyable.
21 February 2014 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

"Rosita" is an enjoyable film--even with its faults. After all, think about the notion of having Mary Pickford playing a Spanish temptress! But despite this, the film is decent breezy entertainment and a change of pace from the typical roles played by this silent star.

The film is set sometime in the 18th century. The King is a bit of a dirty old man and, as usual, is up to no good. In this case, a priest talks about how wicked a local festival has become--so the King has to go to 'investigate'. His investigations add up to him falling in love with a fiery temptress, Rosita. He orders his men to abduct her--though a very honorable Captain sees what's happening and jumps to her defense--and is sent to prison for his troubles. When Rosita meets the King, he showers her with jewels and a castle and his intentions are mostly dishonorable. But, he seems willing to give her anything she wants--and she wants the Captain out of prison. What's next? Well, a lot of treachery and a happy ending that pops out of no where.

Like so many of Pickford's films, the sets are top-notch and it's an excellent production all around. In fact, Allied Artists even went to the trouble of bringing one of Germany's best directors to do this one and Ernst Lubitsch was on hand to give it his famous touch. My only complaint, other than the odd casting of Mary, is that the film seems a bit lightweight--though it is certainly fun.

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