Beverly of Graustark (1926)
Date: Saturday 22 April
Time: 15:00 hrs
Venue: Waterside 3 at Watershed
Dir: Sidney Franklin
1926, USA, 70mins. Cert: U
Piano accompaniment from Meg Morley and introduction from Bristol’s reigning City Poet Kat Lyons
Our second film is the South West premiere of a newly-restored silent comedy starring the Hollywood star Marion Davies in one of her biggest box-office hits.
She plays the New Jersey cousin of a man who learns he’s in line to become a prince of Graustark.
When his travel plans are disrupted, she adopts his identity, his title and his enemies – then faces a dilemma when she falls for a man who may also be a fake. With a surprise (colourful) finale, piano accompaniment from Meg Morley and introduction from Kat Lyons.