His Majesty, Bunker Bean
His Majesty, Bunker Bean is a 1918 American silent comedy film directed by William Desmond Taylor and written by Julia Crawford Ivers and Harry Leon Wilson. The film stars Jack Pickford, Louise Huff, Jack McDonald, Frances Clanton, Peggy O'Connell, and Edythe Chapman. The film was released by Paramount Pictures on April 8, 1918.
|His Majesty, Bunker Bean|
Scene from His Majesty Bunker Bean, with Bunker carrying a closed suitcase
|Directed by||William Desmond Taylor|
|Produced by||Jesse L. Lasky|
|Screenplay by||Julia Crawford Ivers|
Harry Leon Wilson
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
|Language||Silent (English intertitles)|
As described in a film magazine, through a clairvoyant Bunker Bean (Pickford) learns that in his various incarnations he has been Napoleon and Ramtah, an Egyptian king, and these facts spur him to greater things. He falls heir to some money and invests in stock which yields big returns and in a mummy of Ramtah, his first incarnation. He marries the daughter of his boss and, although at first afraid to face her parents, he summons the personages of his various incarnations to give him the strength to conquer and win them over.
- Jack Pickford as Bunker Bean
- Louise Huff as Breede's daughter
- Jack McDonald as Jim Breede
- Frances Clanton as Mrs. Wife
- Peggy O'Connell as Breede's oldest daughter
- Edythe Chapman as Older Mrs. Breede
- Jack Hoxie as The greatest pitcher
- Gustav von Seyffertitz as Professor Balthasar
- Edith M. Lessing as Countess Casanova
Currently the picture is lost.
- "His-Majesty-Bunker-Bean - Trailer - Cast - Showtimes - NYTimes.com". The New York Times. Retrieved 7 January 2015.
- "His Majesty, Bunker Bean (1918) - Overview - TCM.com". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 7 January 2015.
- The AFI Catalog of Feature Films: His Majesty, Bunker Bean
- "Reviews: His Majesty, Bunker Bean". Exhibitors Herald. New York City: Exhibitors Herald Company. 6 (17): 26. April 20, 1918.
- The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: His Majesty, Bunker Bean
- Progressive Silent Film List: His Majesty, Bunker Bean (1918) at silentera.com
- Progressive Silent Film List: His Majesty, Bunker Bean (1925) at silentera.com
- 1925 film LoC database