Merry-Go-Round (1923 film)

Merry-Go-Round is a 1923 American feature film directed by Erich von Stroheim and his replacement, Rupert Julian, starring Norman Kerry and Mary Philbin, and released by Universal Pictures.[1] A copy of the film is held in a collection[1] and it has been released on DVD.

Directed byErich von Stroheim
Rupert Julian
Produced byCarl Laemmle
Written byHarvey Gates (story)
Finis Fox (scenario)
Irving Thalberg (scenario)
Rupert Julian (scenario)
Erich von Stroheim (scenario)
StarringNorman Kerry
Mary Philbin
Edith Yorke
Dale Fuller
CinematographyCharles Kaufman
William H. Daniels
Ben Reynolds
Edited byJames MacKay
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • September 3, 1923 (1923-09-03)
Running time
110 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)


A nobleman, posing as a necktie salesman, falls in love with the daughter of a circus puppeteer, even though he is already married to the daughter of his country's war minister.



The film was the eighth most successful that year at the box office in the US and Canada.[2]


  1. Progressive Silent Film List: Merry-Go-Round at
  2. rentals in US and Canada - see Variety list of box office champions for 1923

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