Cordelia the Magnificent (1923)

Melodrama | 30 April 1923

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HISTORY

The 20 Jan 1923 Film Daily reported that scenarist Frank S. Beresford was in the process of adapting Leroy Scott’s 1923 novel, Cordelia the Magnificent.
       According to the 10 Mar 1923 Camera, producer Harry Garson was making “elaborate efforts” to conceal the identity of the actor playing the villain, as it would ruin the story’s climax. A production chart in the 17 Mar 1923 issue indicated that principal photography began in late Jan 1923 at Garson Studios, located at 1845 Glendale Boulevard in Los Angeles, CA. The completion of filming was reported in the 10 Mar 1923 Motion Picture News.
       Cordelia the Magnificent was released on 30 Apr 1923, followed by openings in New York City on 21 Jun 1923 at Loew’s New York Theatre, and in Los Angeles at the Kinema Theatre during the week of 11 Aug 1923. Reviews were lukewarm to negative, with several critics concurring that the picture compared poorly to the novel.
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The 20 Jan 1923 Film Daily reported that scenarist Frank S. Beresford was in the process of adapting Leroy Scott’s 1923 novel, Cordelia the Magnificent.
       According to the 10 Mar 1923 Camera, producer Harry Garson was making “elaborate efforts” to conceal the identity of the actor playing the villain, as it would ruin the story’s climax. A production chart in the 17 Mar 1923 issue indicated that principal photography began in late Jan 1923 at Garson Studios, located at 1845 Glendale Boulevard in Los Angeles, CA. The completion of filming was reported in the 10 Mar 1923 Motion Picture News.
       Cordelia the Magnificent was released on 30 Apr 1923, followed by openings in New York City on 21 Jun 1923 at Loew’s New York Theatre, and in Los Angeles at the Kinema Theatre during the week of 11 Aug 1923. Reviews were lukewarm to negative, with several critics concurring that the picture compared poorly to the novel.

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GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Camera
10 Feb 1923
p. 14
Camera
10 Mar 1923
p. 11
Camera
17 Mar 1923
p. 17
Camera
11 Aug 1923
p. 4
Exhibitors Herald
7 Apr 1923
pp. 56-57
Exhibitors Herald
26 May 1923
p. 60
Film Daily
20 Jan 1923
p. 4
Film Daily
20 May 1923
p. 7
Film Daily
18 Jun 1923
p. 2
Motion Picture
Aug 1923
p. 54
Motion Picture News
10 Mar 1923
p. 1167
Motion Picture News
21 Apr 1923
p. 1967
Motion Picture News
2 Jun 1923
p. 2673
Moving Picture World
26 May 1923
p. 326
Variety
14 Jun 1923
p. 23
DETAILS
Release Date:
30 April 1923
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 21 Jun 1923; Los Angeles opening: week of 11 Aug 1923
Production Date:
late Jan--early Mar 1923
Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Samuel Zierler Photoplay Corp.
11 June 1923
LP19379
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
6,800
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Cordelia Marlowe, a society girl whose family fortune is depleted, becomes the pawn of D. K. Franklin, a dishonest lawyer engaged in blackmail. She is innocently involved in a scheme to extort money from a family friend, but then realizes her mistake and attempts to escape the crooked ...

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Cordelia Marlowe, a society girl whose family fortune is depleted, becomes the pawn of D. K. Franklin, a dishonest lawyer engaged in blackmail. She is innocently involved in a scheme to extort money from a family friend, but then realizes her mistake and attempts to escape the crooked attorney.

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GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Society


Subject
Subject (Major):

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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