Director:

Christy Cabanne

Cinematographer:

William Daniels

Production Designers:

Cedric Gibbons, Merrill Pye

Production Company:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.
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HISTORY

The 23 Jan 1926 Moving Picture World announced that Monte Carlo, "a brilliant satire on American tourists in Europe," was going into production the following week at the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios in Culver City, CA. The studio promotion materials promised "a lavish production, with brilliant European scenes, gorgeous costumes, and elaborate ... More Less

The 23 Jan 1926 Moving Picture World announced that Monte Carlo, "a brilliant satire on American tourists in Europe," was going into production the following week at the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios in Culver City, CA. The studio promotion materials promised "a lavish production, with brilliant European scenes, gorgeous costumes, and elaborate settings." More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
28 Mar 1926.
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Moving Picture World
23 Jan 1926
p. 321.
Variety
21 Apr 1926
p. 35.
DETAILS
Release Date:
1 March 1926
Production Date:
began late January 1926
Copyright Claimant:
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.
Copyright Date:
5 April 1926
Copyright Number:
LP22563
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
6,129
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Three small-town girls -- Flossie Payne, a giantess; Hope Durant, a seamstress, and Sally Roxford, a schoolteacher -- win a trip to Monte Carlo, Monaco, sponsored by their local newspaper, with Bancroft, the star reporter, as their guide. Tony Townsend, an American who has been evicted from numerous hotels in Monte Carlo for failure to pay bills, registers at the same hotel as Sally and accidentally meets her while evading detectives on a balcony. Tony borrows the uniform of a Prince Boris, which he finds in an adjoining suite, and is mistaken for the prince. At a fashion show that night, Sally models for Pierre, a great designer, and Tony becomes enamored of her, while Flossie mistakes the doorman for a duke and Hope mistakes a waiter for a count. Following his escape from anarchists, Tony declares his love for Sally and is jailed as an imposter. However, he is released through the intervention of the real prince and leaves for America with ... +


Three small-town girls -- Flossie Payne, a giantess; Hope Durant, a seamstress, and Sally Roxford, a schoolteacher -- win a trip to Monte Carlo, Monaco, sponsored by their local newspaper, with Bancroft, the star reporter, as their guide. Tony Townsend, an American who has been evicted from numerous hotels in Monte Carlo for failure to pay bills, registers at the same hotel as Sally and accidentally meets her while evading detectives on a balcony. Tony borrows the uniform of a Prince Boris, which he finds in an adjoining suite, and is mistaken for the prince. At a fashion show that night, Sally models for Pierre, a great designer, and Tony becomes enamored of her, while Flossie mistakes the doorman for a duke and Hope mistakes a waiter for a count. Following his escape from anarchists, Tony declares his love for Sally and is jailed as an imposter. However, he is released through the intervention of the real prince and leaves for America with Sally. +

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