The Countess Charming
The Countess Charming is a lost 1917 American silent comedy film directed by Donald Crisp and written by Gelett Burgess, Carolyn Wells, and Gardner Hunting. The film stars Julian Eltinge, Florence Vidor, Tully Marshall, George Kuwa, Edythe Chapman, and Mabel Van Buren. The film was released on September 16, 1917, by Paramount Pictures.
|The Countess Charming|
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|Directed by||Donald Crisp|
|Produced by||Jesse L. Lasky|
|Screenplay by||Gelett Burgess|
Mabel Van Buren
|Cinematography||Faxon M. Dean|
Jesse L. Lasky Feature Play Company
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
|Language||Silent (English intertitles)|
As described in a film magazine, upon insulting the Vandergrafts, leaders of the North Shore Club, Stanley Jordan (Eltinge) is forced out of society. Determined to be near his sweetheart Betty (Vidor), he becomes the Countess Raffelski. He takes the North Shore colony by storm. At many of the social functions valuables have been stolen and the guilty person cannot be found. Suspicion is thrown upon the countess and, to escape all, Stanley spreads the rumor that the countess is dead. He wins Betty and with the money from the stolen jewels he is able to make a large contribution to the Red Cross fund.
- Julian Eltinge as Stanley Jordan / Countess Raffelski
- Florence Vidor as Betty Lovering
- Tully Marshall as Dr. John Cavendish
- George Kuwa as Soto
- Edythe Chapman as Mrs. Lovering
- Mabel Van Buren as Mrs. Vandergraft
- Gustav von Seyffertitz as Jacob Vandergraft
- William Elmer as Detective Boyle
- Mrs. George Kuwa as The Maid
Like many American films of the time, The Countess Charming was subject to cuts by city and state film censorship boards. The Chicago Board of Censors required cuts in scenes showing the theft of a pin from a tie and of a purse, and taking a wallet from a pocket.
- The Library of Congress/FIAF American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog:The Countess Charming
- "Countess-Charming - Trailer - Cast - Showtimes - NYTimes.com". The New York Times. Retrieved 4 January 2015.
- "The Countess Charming (1917) - Overview - TCM.com". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 4 January 2015.
- "Reviews: The Countess Charming". Exhibitors Herald. New York: Exhibitors Herald Company. 5 (15): 27. October 6, 1917.
- "Official Cut-Outs by the Chicago Board of Censors". Exhibitors Herald. 5 (16): 33. October 13, 1917.
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