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Nell Gwyn (1926) DVD

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Nell Gwyn (1926)

Director:

 Herbert Wilcox

Writers:

 J.W. McConaughty (titles) (as J.W. McConaughy), Joseph Shearing (novel) (as Marjorie Bowen), Herbert Wilcox

Stars:

 Dorothy Gish, Randle Ayrton, Juliette Compton, Sydney Fairbrother, Donald Macardle, Johnny Butt
 
While Lillian Gish achieved stardom with her dramatic emoting, her sister Dorothy made a name for herself as a saucy comedienne. Nell Gwyn was one of several felicitous collaborations between Dorothy Gish and British producer-director Herbert Wilcox. The star is of course cast as the title character, the infamous 17th-century orange vendor who became a star on the London stage -- and the mistress of "merry monarch" King Charles III (Randle Ayrton). Though her fortunes take a downswing towards the end of her life, Nell remains ever faithful to her beloved Charles. Nell Gwyn was based on a novel by Marjorie Bowen, which was also the source for the 1934 remake, which starred Herbert Wilcox's talented protégé (and later wife) Anna Neagle.


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