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HISTORY

As part of the first Academy Awards, Anthony Coldeway received a certificate of honorable mention in the Best Writing (Adaptation) category. Rida Johnson Young's play, which was inspired by actual historical events, was also used as the basis for the 1936 First National release Hearts Divided , which was directed by Frank Borzage and starred Marion Davies and Dick Powell (See ... More Less

As part of the first Academy Awards, Anthony Coldeway received a certificate of honorable mention in the Best Writing (Adaptation) category. Rida Johnson Young's play, which was inspired by actual historical events, was also used as the basis for the 1936 First National release Hearts Divided , which was directed by Frank Borzage and starred Marion Davies and Dick Powell (See Entry). More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
29 Apr 1928.
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Kinematograph Weekly
9 Feb 1928
p. 64.
New York Times
27 Apr 1928
p. 16.
Variety
2 May 1928.
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DETAILS
Release Date:
9 June 1928
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 26 April 1928
Copyright Claimant:
Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
5 April 1928
Copyright Number:
LP25131
Physical Properties:
Silent with sound sequences
Talking seq by Vitaphone
Black and White
Length(in feet):
7,091
Length(in reels):
7 , 8
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Jérôme Bonaparte, assuming the name "Jerome Laverne," visits Baltimore, uwhere he poses as a teacher and wins the love of Elizabeth "Betsy" 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 ... +


Jérôme Bonaparte, assuming the name "Jerome Laverne," visits Baltimore, uwhere he poses as a teacher and wins the love of Elizabeth "Betsy" 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. +

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

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