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April Folly

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Genre  Drama, Crime
Story by  Cynthia Stockley
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Director  Robert Z. Leonard
Screenplay  Adrian Johnson
Cinematography  Allen G. Siegler
Country  United States
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Language  Silent (English intertitles)
Release date  March 21, 1920 (1920-03-21)
Writer  Adrian Johnson, Cynthia Stockley (story)
Cast  Marion Davies (April Poole), Warren Cook (Earle of Mannister), Conway Tearle (Kerry Sarle), Spencer Charters (Dobbs), Hattie Delaro (Mrs Stanislaw)
Similar movies  Heedless Moths (1921), A Woman There Was (1919), The Darling of Paris (1917), Cleopatra (1917), Salome (1918)

April Folly is a 1920 American silent drama film directed by Robert Z. Leonard and written by Adrian Johnson and Cynthia Stockley. The film stars Marion Davies, Madeline Marshall, Hattie Delaro, Amelia Summerville, Conway Tearle, J. Herbert Frank, and Warren Cook. The film was released on March 21, 1920, by Paramount Pictures. A copy of the film is in a private collection.

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Plot

As described in a film magazine, April Poole (Davies), a young writer in love with publisher Kerry Sarle (Tearle), visits the office of Mr. Sarle and his partner Ronald Kenna (Frank) and reads her latest story to them. She has made Sarle the hero, Kenna the villain, and herself the heroine. In the story, April changes places with Lady Diana Mannister (Marshall), who is being sent to South Africa to separate her from her lover, a young artist. A famous diamond that Lady Diana is to deliver at the end of her journey is given to April. Thieves trail her during her journey. With efforts by Kenna to steal the diamond prevented by the intervention of Sarle, the story comes to a close.

Cast

  • Marion Davies as April Poole
  • Madeline Marshall as Lady Diana Mannister
  • Hattie Delaro as Mrs. Stanislaw
  • Amelia Summerville as Olive Connal
  • Conway Tearle as Kerry Sarle
  • J. Herbert Frank as Ronald Kenna
  • Warren Cook as Earle of Mannister
  • Spencer Charters as Dobbs
  • Charles Peyton as Butler
  • Agnes Neilson
  • Promotional Contest

    Cosmopolitan Productions offered a $1,000 prize for the "best short scenario suitable for Miss Davies", similar to the story in April Folly. "Write a clean, wholesome love story with an entertaining series of incidents and a good moral. Tell the story in a straightforward way -no florid writing". The contest was judged by "Marion Davies, Cosmopolitan Productions' star; William LeBaron, the distinguished playwright, and Hay Long, editor-in-chief of the International Magazine Company".

    References

    April Folly Wikipedia
    April Folly IMDb


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