The City of Beautiful Nonsense (1919 film)
City of Beautiful Nonsense is a 1919 British silent film drama directed by Henry Edwards, who also starred in the film with Chrissie White. The film is based on the best-selling 1909 novel of the same name by E. Temple Thurston and is a tale of a woman intending to marry for financial gain and security, who realises at the last minute that to be true to herself and to have the prospect of a happy future she must instead marry for love. A sound version of the same story was made in 1935 by Adrian Brunel.
|City of Beautiful Nonsense|
|Directed by||Henry Edwards|
|Produced by||Cecil Hepworth|
|Written by||E. Temple Thurston|
The film appears to have been well received and popular with audiences and has been described as "the most talked about British film of 1919" and "technically on a par with the current Hollywood imports". A contemporary review in The Bioscope admired Edwards' "poetic embellishments" and "symbolistic touches".