Beverly of Graustark (1926)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 70 min.  |  
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This typically overproduced Marion Davies vehicle casts her in a distaff variation of The Prisoner of Zenda. An American lass, Davies is obliged to impersonate her male cousin (Creighton Hale), heir to the throne of Graustark. Our heroine is quite fetching in male drag, and it's amazing that the Graustarkian courtiers don't tumble to her masquerade earlier than they do. Once she's been revealed to be a girl, Davies is able to move about freely in her efforts to squelch the plans of villainous Roy D'Arcy. The final reel of Beverly of Graustark was filmed in eye-pleasing early Technicolor. The film was based on a popular novel by George Barr McCutcheon.

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aristocracy, assumed-identity, cousin, drag [cross-dressing], heir, scheme