Prunella


1918

Film Details

Release Date
May 27, 1918
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Distribution Company
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.; Paramount Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Prunella, or Love in a Dutch Garden by Harley Granville-Barker, Laurence Housman (London, 1904).

Synopsis

Carefully guarded by her three maiden aunts, Prim, Prude and Privacy, Prunella sees nothing of the world beyond her garden walls until a troupe of strolling players passes by. Peeping over the hedge, Prunella catches sight of the dashing Pierrot, and he, captivated by her beauty, leaps into the garden and makes love to her. That night, Prunella elopes with Pierrot, and soon she becomes a star of the Paris stage. Pierrot and his wife are happy for several years, but the fickle Pierrot finally deserts her for a new flame. Soon, however, he realizes the depth of his love for Prunella, and learning that she has left the stage, he returns to the garden to search for her and buys the little cottage from her only surviving aunt. At a party given for him by the mummers, Pierrot wanders distractedly into the garden, where he finds what he imagines is Prunella's ghost. Embracing her, he discovers to his joy that his Prunella is alive.

Film Details

Release Date
May 27, 1918
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Distribution Company
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.; Paramount Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Prunella, or Love in a Dutch Garden by Harley Granville-Barker, Laurence Housman (London, 1904).

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Notes

In the film, Marguerite Clark recreates the stage role she so successfully played in Winthrop Ames's 1913 production of the play. A modern source notes that the film, which employed painted backdrops used in poster effect for the first time, has been lost.