Bonnie Prince Charlie (1923 film)

Bonnie Prince Charlie is a 1923 British silent historical film directed by Charles Calvert and starring Ivor Novello, Gladys Cooper and Hugh Miller. It is now considered a lost film.[1]

Bonnie Prince Charlie
Directed byCharles Calvert
Written byAlicia Ramsey
StarringIvor Novello
Gladys Cooper
A.B. Imeson
Hugh Miller
British Screencraft
Distributed byGaumont British
Release date
November 1923
Running time
6540 feet (7 reels)
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageSilent film
English intertitles


The film depicts the Jacobite Rebellion of 1745 and its aftermath when the Jacobite pretender Charles Edward Stuart evaded capture by the forces loyal to the Hanoverians, and escaped to the Continental Europe with the help of Flora MacDonald.


While filming on location in the Scottish Highlands, Novello grew so fond of his kilt that he continued to wear it even when he was off set.[2]



  1. Williams p.167-168
  2. Macnab p.37


  • Macnab, Geoffrey. Searching for Stars: Stardom and Screen Acting in British Cinenma. Cassell, 2000.
  • Williams, Michael. Ivor Novello: Screen Idol. BFI, 2003.

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