Beverly of Graustark

Beverly of Graustark
Directed by Sidney Franklin
Written by Agnes Christine Johnston (scenario)
George Barr McCutcheon (novel)
Starring Marion Davies
Antonio Moreno
Creighton Hale
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release dates
  • April 19, 1926 (1926-04-19) (U.S.)
Running time
70 minutes
Country United States
Language Silent
English intertitles
Budget $399,000[1]

Beverly of Graustark (1926) is a silent film directed by Sidney Franklin, starring Marion Davies, Antonio Moreno and Creighton Hale. The film's screenplay was written by Agnes Christine Johnston based on the novel by George Barr McCutcheon, and set on the fictional land of Graustark. The movie features a final sequence in Technicolor. This was the first film by Sidney Franklin for MGM.[2][3]

The story was filmed before in 1914 by the Biograph Company.

Copies of the film are held at Turner and the Library of Congress.[4]


Beverly Calhoun (Davies) impersonates the Prince of Graustark to claim his birthright while he recovers from a skiing injury. In the meantime, she falls for her bodyguard Dantan (Moreno).


See also


  1. Slide, Anthony. Silent Topics: Essays on Undocumented Areas of Silent Film. Scarecrow Press. p 26
  2. "''Beverly of Graustark'' at". Retrieved 2013-12-04.
  3. The American Film Institute Catalog Feature Films: 1921-30 by The American Film Institute, c.1971
  4. Catalog of Holdings at The American Film Institute Collection and The United Artist Collections at The Library of Congress by The American Film Institute, c.1978

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