Glorious Betsy


1h 20m 1928

Film Details

Release Date
Jun 9, 1928
Premiere Information
New York premiere: 26 Apr 1928
Production Company
Warner Brothers Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Glorious Betsy by Rida Johnson Young (New York, 7 Sep 1908).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 20m
Sound
Mono (talking sequences), Silent
Color
Black and White
Film Length
7,091ft (7 or 8 reels)

Synopsis

Jérôme Bonaparte visits Baltimore, where he poses as a teacher and wins the love of Elizabeth Patterson, a society girl. After marrying Elizabeth, he reveals himself to be the brother of the Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte. Napoleon refuses to let her land in France, has their marriage annulled, and sends her back to Baltimore. On the eve of his arranged wedding to the Princess of Würtemburg, Jérôme escapes. He returns to Elizabeth shortly after the birth of their son.

Film Details

Release Date
Jun 9, 1928
Premiere Information
New York premiere: 26 Apr 1928
Production Company
Warner Brothers Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Glorious Betsy by Rida Johnson Young (New York, 7 Sep 1908).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 20m
Sound
Mono (talking sequences), Silent
Color
Black and White
Film Length
7,091ft (7 or 8 reels)

Award Nominations

Best Writing, Screenplay

1929

Articles

Glorious Betsy
Sunday, May 17, 2009 12:30 am ET


Jerome Bonaparte romances Baltimore debutante Elizabeth Patterson in this silent film.

Director: Alan Crosland
Screenplay: Anthony Coldeway, Jack Jarmuth, based on the play "Glorious Betsy" by Rida Johnson Young
Cinematography: Hal Mohr
Assitant Director: Gordon Hollingshead
Film Editing: Thomas Pratt
Cast: Dolores Costello (Betsy Patterson), Conrad Nagel (Jerome Bonaparte), John Miljan (Preston), Marc McDermott (Colonel Patterson), Pasquale Amato (Napoleon), Michael Vavitch (Captain St. Pierre), Paul Panzer (ship captain).
BW-80m.
Glorious Betsy
Sunday, May 17, 2009  12:30 Am Et

Glorious Betsy Sunday, May 17, 2009 12:30 am ET

Jerome Bonaparte romances Baltimore debutante Elizabeth Patterson in this silent film. Director: Alan Crosland Screenplay: Anthony Coldeway, Jack Jarmuth, based on the play "Glorious Betsy" by Rida Johnson Young Cinematography: Hal Mohr Assitant Director: Gordon Hollingshead Film Editing: Thomas Pratt Cast: Dolores Costello (Betsy Patterson), Conrad Nagel (Jerome Bonaparte), John Miljan (Preston), Marc McDermott (Colonel Patterson), Pasquale Amato (Napoleon), Michael Vavitch (Captain St. Pierre), Paul Panzer (ship captain). BW-80m.

Quotes

Trivia

A copy of this film survives at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., but the sound disks are lost.

Notes

As part of the first Academy Awards, Anthony Coldeway received a certificate of honorable mention in the Best Writing (Adaptation) category.