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In the gender-bender comedy "Beverly of Graustark" (1926), Marion Davies is an American co-ed whose cousin Oscar (Creighton Hale) is a Prince and heir to the throne of Graustark. In a twist of fate, she must switch places with him in order to prevent the conniving General Marlanax (Roy D'Arcy) from becoming King. Along the way, Beverly (as Oscar) meets goat-herd Dantan (Antonio Moreno), hires him as her bodyguard... and winds up falling for him. There are mistaken identities, intrigue, clothing swaps, a chase, a swordfight and more - and in the end Beverly winds up with the goat-herd, cousin Oscar becomes the new King, and there's a big fancy ball.  Marking a stylistic shift from Marion Davies' earlier features, "Beverly of Graustark" - ably directed by Sidney Franklin - is more akin to her 1928 rom-coms "Show People" and "The Patsy" (both 1928).  "Beverly of Graustark" is presented here in a brand new 4K restoration by the Library of Congress from archival 35mm elements, and includes the film's original 2-color Technicolor ending. New musical score composed and performed on theatre organ by Ben Model. DVD is NTSC, Region-free.
In the gender-bender comedy "Beverly of Graustark" (1926), Marion Davies is an American co-ed whose cousin Oscar (Creighton Hale) is a Prince and heir to the throne of Graustark. In a twist of fate, she must switch places with him in order to prevent the conniving General Marlanax (Roy D'Arcy) from becoming King. Along the way, Beverly (as Oscar) meets goat-herd Dantan (Antonio Moreno), hires him as her bodyguard... and winds up falling for him. There are mistaken identities, intrigue, clothing swaps, a chase, a swordfight and more - and in the end Beverly winds up with the goat-herd, cousin Oscar becomes the new King, and there's a big fancy ball.  Marking a stylistic shift from Marion Davies' earlier features, "Beverly of Graustark" - ably directed by Sidney Franklin - is more akin to her 1928 rom-coms "Show People" and "The Patsy" (both 1928).  "Beverly of Graustark" is presented here in a brand new 4K restoration by the Library of Congress from archival 35mm elements, and includes the film's original 2-color Technicolor ending. New musical score composed and performed on theatre organ by Ben Model. DVD is NTSC, Region-free.
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In the gender-bender comedy "Beverly of Graustark" (1926), Marion Davies is an American co-ed whose cousin Oscar (Creighton Hale) is a Prince and heir to the throne of Graustark. In a twist of fate, she must switch places with him in order to prevent the conniving General Marlanax (Roy D'Arcy) from becoming King. Along the way, Beverly (as Oscar) meets goat-herd Dantan (Antonio Moreno), hires him as her bodyguard... and winds up falling for him. There are mistaken identities, intrigue, clothing swaps, a chase, a swordfight and more - and in the end Beverly winds up with the goat-herd, cousin Oscar becomes the new King, and there's a big fancy ball.  Marking a stylistic shift from Marion Davies' earlier features, "Beverly of Graustark" - ably directed by Sidney Franklin - is more akin to her 1928 rom-coms "Show People" and "The Patsy" (both 1928).  "Beverly of Graustark" is presented here in a brand new 4K restoration by the Library of Congress from archival 35mm elements, and includes the film's original 2-color Technicolor ending. New musical score composed and performed on theatre organ by Ben Model. DVD is NTSC, Region-free.
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