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The Swan (1925)





Cast overview:
Frances Howard ... Alexandra, The Swan
Adolphe Menjou ... Albert von Kersten-Rodenfels
Ricardo Cortez ... Dr. Walter, the Tutor
Ida Waterman Ida Waterman ... Princess Beatrice
Helen Lindroth ... Amphirosa
Helen Lee Worthing Helen Lee Worthing ... Wanda von Gluck
Joseph Depew Joseph Depew ... Prince George
George Walcott George Walcott ... Prince Arsene
Michael Visaroff ... Father Hyacinth
Michael Vavitch Michael Vavitch ... Colonel Wunderlich (as Mikhael Vavitch)
Nicholas Soussanin ... Lutzow
Arthur Donaldson ... Franz, the Court Chamberlain
General Lodijensky General Lodijensky ... Master of the Hunt
Clare Eames ... Princess Dominica


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" A 'SWAN' IS A GIRL WHOSE 'NO' MEANS 'YES'" (Print ad- Meriden Record, ((Meriden, Conn.)) 14 February 1925)


Comedy | Romance





Release Date:

16 February 1925 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Schwan See more »


Box Office

Gross USA:

$174,429, 31 December 1925
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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


First film of Michael Visaroff. See more »


Version of One Romantic Night (1930) See more »

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Silent Costumer from a Molnar original.
9 June 2016 | by MozjoukineSee all my reviews

This palace intrigue comedy shows a lighter touch than Buchowetski's German Emil Jannings films and once he hits his stride Menjou is able to carry the central playboy prince role with some style - which gives him the edge on a glum Ricardo Cortez in a felt hat.

The film lacks the scale of comparable productions like Stroheim's THE MERRY WIDOW or Rex Ingram's PRISONER OF ZENDA. There isn't a decent wide shot in the Blue Danube ball room scene and drilled ranks of uniformed extras are missing but it does have (surprise) a Michael Curtiz style saber duel ten years before Curtiz got around to his.

A couple of the character people register - Ida Waterman and Michael Vavich (WOLF SONG) and Mrs. Goldwyn is a plausible Swan princess. Adequate mainly studio filming.

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