Nell Gwyn

Nell Gwyn

Dorothy Gish
Director: Herbert Wilcox Cast: Dorothy Gish
Dorothy Gish
, Randle Ayrton
Randle Ayrton
, Julie Compton
Julie Compton
Herbert Wilcox


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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/07/2015
UPC: 0842614106415
Original Release: 1926
Source: Grapevine Video
Sound: [silent]
Sales rank: 44,972

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Dorothy Gish Nell Gwyn
Randle Ayrton Charles II
Julie Compton Lady Castlemaine
Sydney Fairbrother Mrs. Gwyn
Judd Green Toby Clinker
Edward Sorley Dickon
Donald McCardle Duke of Monmouth
Johnny Butt Samuel Pepys
Gibb McLaughlin Duke of York
Forrester Harvey Charles Hart
Fred Rains Earl of Shaftesbury
Rolf Leslie Evelyn
Aubrey Fitzgerald Tom Killigrew
Tom Coventry Innkeeper
Booth Conway Messenger
Dorinea Shirley Maid

Technical Credits
Herbert Wilcox Director,Producer,Screenwriter

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