Nell Gwynne (1926)





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While Lillian Gish achieved stardom with her dramatic emoting, her sister Dorothy made a name for herself as a saucy comedienne. Nell Gwyn was one of several felicitous collaborations between Dorothy Gish and British producer-director Herbert Wilcox. The star is of course cast as the title character, the infamous 17th-century orange vendor who became a star on the London stage -- and the mistress of "merry monarch" King Charles III (Randle Ayrton). Though her fortunes take a downswing towards the end of her life, Nell remains ever faithful to her beloved Charles. Nell Gwyn was based on a novel by Marjorie Bowen, which was also the source for the 1934 remake, which starred Herbert Wilcox's talented protégé (and later wife) Anna Neagle. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
Drama , Romance
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Dorothy Gish
as Nell Gwyn
Randle Ayrton
as Charles II
Julie Compton
as Lady Castlemaine
Judd Green
as Toby Clinker
Edward Sorley
as Dickon
Donald McCardle
as Duke of Monmouth
Johnny B. Butt
as Samuel Pepys
Gibb McLaughlin
as Duke of York
Forrester Harvey
as Charles Hart
Fred Rains
as Earl of Shaftesbury
Rolf Leslie
as Evelyn
Aubrey Fitzgerald
as Tom Killigrew
Tom Coventry
as Innkeeper
Booth Conway
as Messenger
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