The Lady in Ermine

The Lady in Ermine is a 1927 American silent romantic drama film directed by James Flood and produced by and starring Corinne Griffith, and distributed by First National Pictures. The film is now considered a lost film.[1]

The Lady in Ermine
1927 theatrical poster
Directed byJames Flood
Produced byCorinne Griffith
Screenplay byBenjamin Glazer (adaptation & scenario)
Based onDie Frau im Hermelin
1919 operetta
by Ernst Welisch & Rudolph Schanzer
StarringCorinne Griffith
Einar Hanson
Francis X. Bushman
Ward Crane
CinematographyHarold Wenstrom
Distributed byFirst National Pictures
Release date
  • January 1, 1927 (1927-01-01) (United States)
Running time
7 reels
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)


The operetta The Lady in Ermine, upon which this film and later films are based, opened on Broadway October 2, 1922 and ran for 238 performances closing on April 21, 1923. It originally played at the Ambassador Theatre and then at the Century Theatre. The famous Shubert Brothers produced the operetta/play.[2]



The story was remade as an early talkie musical in Technicolor, Bride of the Regiment (1930), also released by First National and also considered a lost film.[3] It was remade again in 1948 by 20th Century-Fox as That Lady in Ermine, starring Betty Grable and Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.

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