It is 1774, the eve of the American War of Independence. Janice comes from a Tory household. She cavorts with American and British alike, is pursued by Charles Fownes, patriot and friend of... See full summary »

Director:

Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Romance | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Director: Robert G. Vignola
Stars: Marion Davies, Forrest Stanley, Lyn Harding
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

Mamie, an orphan girl who was abused in the orphanage, is taken in by Mrs. Caldwell, a kindly woman with a young son named Alexander. Mamie hits it off with the lad, and nicknames him "... See full summary »

Director: George W. Hill
Stars: Marion Davies, Holbrook Blinn, Harrison Ford
Yolanda (1924)
Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  

Princess Mary of Burgundy, traveling in disguise using the name of Yolanda, attends a silk fair and falls in love with Maximilian, who has disguised himself as a knight. Later Maximilian is... See full summary »

Director: Robert G. Vignola
Stars: Marion Davies, Lyn Harding, Holbrook Blinn
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Director: Sam Wood
Stars: Marion Davies, Johnny Mack Brown, Jane Winton
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

An Irish girl comes to America disguised as a boy to claim a fortune left to her brother who has died.

Director: Sidney Olcott
Stars: Marion Davies, Stephen Carr, J.M. Kerrigan
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Director: Allan Dwan
Stars: Marion Davies, Norman Kerry, Matt Moore
The Red Mill (1927)
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A silent version of the Victor Herbert-Henry Blossom operetta

Director: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle
Stars: Marion Davies, Owen Moore, Louise Fazenda
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

Lights of Old Broadway (1925) is a drama film directed by Monta Bell, produced by William Randolph Hearst's Cosmopolitan Productions, and released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The film stars ... See full summary »

Director: Monta Bell
Stars: Marion Davies, Conrad Nagel, Frank Currier
Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.2/10 X  
Director: George Terwilliger
Stars: Marion Davies, John B. O'Brien, Frank Shannon
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: George D. Baker
Stars: Marion Davies, Peggy Parr, Eulalie Jensen
Marianne I (1929)
Certificate: Passed Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

During World War I, a French girl is romanced by an American doughboy even though she is promised to a French soldier who is fighting at the front. She falls in love with the Yank however ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Z. Leonard
Stars: Marion Davies, George Baxter, Lawrence Gray
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Tillie the Toiler is a 1927 silent film comedy produced by Cosmopolitan Productions and released through Metro Goldwyn Mayer studios. It is based on Russ Westover's popular comic strip ... See full summary »

Director: Hobart Henley
Stars: Marion Davies, Matt Moore, Harry Crocker
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
...
Charles Fownes
...
Squire Meredith
Joseph Kilgour ...
George Nash ...
Lord Howe
...
Lord Cornwallis (as Tyrone Power)
May Vokes ...
Susie
...
A British Sergeant
...
Philemon (as Olin Howlin)
Hattie Delaro ...
Mrs. Meredith
Spencer Charters ...
Squire Hennion
Douglas Stevenson ...
Capt. Mowbrary
Helen Lee Worthing ...
Mrs. Loring
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
...
Mrs. Macklyn Arbuckle ...
Edit

Storyline

It is 1774, the eve of the American War of Independence. Janice comes from a Tory household. She cavorts with American and British alike, is pursued by Charles Fownes, patriot and friend of General Washington. Fields is a comic, drunken British sergeant. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

8 December 1924 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Das Heldenmädchen von Trenton  »

Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(2-strip Technicolor) (finale)|

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

In order to shoot the scene where George Washington and his men cross the Delaware river, a major swath of the frozen Saranac River in New York had to be dynamited and then populated with 1400 extras in rowboats. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Cat's Meow (2001) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Historical Romance
29 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Janice Meredith is a film about a girl (Marion Davies) during the American Revolution who falls in love with a spy (Harrison Ford). Miss Meredith is somewhat like a silent movie version of Forrest Gump in that she constantly finds herself involved with historically important events like Paul Revere's ride, Washington crossing the Deleware, and others. There are also several historical figures depicted in the film like George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Marie Antoinette, and General Cornwallis.

This film was a commercial failure when it was released and there are several indications as to why. First off, Marion Davies seems dying to show her true colors. We see them in a few scenes where she gets to flirt with men, bringing forth her vivacity and endearing qualities. However, in the scenes when she is more serious, her personality dims and her beauty becomes that of the silent starlet, standard and therefore uninteresting. Next, the film seems to take itself too seriously sometimes. It is obvious that massive amounts of money were spend on the making of the film, but that in itself does not make it an art film. There is a scene where fallen soldiers rise and as spirits encourage troops by playing drums and a flute. However, instead of being effective, it just seems strange and out of place. There is also some slapstick at unexpected times such as when two soldiers back into each other slowly and run away when their back touch, this during a dramatic battle scene! The Videobrary release of this film is adequate, though the music score is inappropriately crescendos and alters the mood of scenes. However, thankfully or disappointingly depending on how one looks at it, the score abruptly stops and does not return for over half the film. For first time silent film viewers, this will probably be a massive drawback, but for veterans it will probably be more of an asset.


6 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
DVD Janice Meredith (1924) is on sale on eBay yorkmba99
Discuss Janice Meredith (1924) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?