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Glorious Betsy (1928)

Passed | | Drama, History | 26 April 1928 (USA)
The real-life courtship, marriage, and forced breakup of Jérôme Bonaparte, brother of Napoleon, and his rich wife from the American south, Elizabeth Patterson. Napoleon did not approve of the union and fixes him up with another girl.

Director:

Alan Crosland

Writers:

Anthony Coldeway, Jack Jarmuth (titles) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Dolores Costello ... Betsy Patterson
Conrad Nagel ... Jérôme Bonaparte
John Miljan ... Preston
Marc McDermott ... Col. Patterson
Pasquale Amato Pasquale Amato ... Napoleon
Michael Vavitch Michael Vavitch ... Capt. St. Pierre
Andrés de Segurola Andrés de Segurola ... Capt. Du Fresne
Paul Panzer ... The Ship's Captain
Clarissa Selwynne Clarissa Selwynne ... Aunt Mary
Betty Blythe ... Princess Fredericka
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Carlos Durand Carlos Durand
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Storyline

The real-life courtship, marriage, and forced breakup of Jérôme Bonaparte, brother of Napoleon, and his rich wife from the American south, Elizabeth Patterson. Napoleon did not approve of the union and fixes him up with another girl.

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Taglines:

A gorgeous romance of gay society contrasted with the passionate zeal of Emporer Napoleon, who raved when his brother betrothed himself to an American heiress. You shall hear as well as see these rich adventures of the days when men defended honor at the point of swords. See more »

Genres:

Drama | History

Certificate:

Passed
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 April 1928 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Liebe der Betsy Patterson See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Silent (alternate version)| Mono (Vitaphone) (talking sequences) (music and effects)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Glorious Betsy (1928) was shown at Cinefest 2011. See more »

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Featured in Splendor in the Grass (1961) See more »

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