The Seven Swans

The Seven Swans is lost[1] 1917 silent film fantasy starring Marguerite Clark. Famous Players Film Company produced and J. Searle Dawley directed.[2]

The Seven Swans
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Directed byJ. Searle Dawley
Produced byAdolph Zukor
Written byJ. Searle Dawley
Story byHans Christian Andersen
StarringMarguerite Clark
Richard Barthelmess
CinematographyH. Lyman Broening
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
December 31, 1917
LanguageSilent film..(English intertitles)


Based on a story by Hans Christian Andersen, Clark stars as Princess Tweedledee who later falls in love with Prince Charming. An evil witch, yearning to take over a kingdom, turns the Princess's brothers into swans. Moon Fairies vow to turn her brothers back to humans if she knits them seven robes and not speak to another human for a specified amount of time.


  • Marguerite Clark - Princess Tweedledee
  • William E. Danforth - The King
  • Augusta Anderson - The Wicked Queen
  • Edwin Denison - The Lord High Chancellor
  • Daisy Belmore - The Witch
  • Richard Barthelmess - Prince Charming
  • Richard Allen - Princess Tweedeldee's Brother
  • Jere Austin - Tweedeldee's Brother
  • Joseph Sterling - Tweedeldee's Brother
  • Frederick Merrick - Tweedeldee's Brother
  • Lee F. Daly - Tweedeldee's Brother
  • Stanley King - Tweedeldee's Brother
  • Gordon Dana - Tweedeldee's Brother


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