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Enchantment (1921 film)

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Director  Robert G. Vignola
Cinematography  Ira H. Morgan
Distributor  Paramount Pictures
Country  United States
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Producer  William Randolph Hearst
Genre  Silent film
Enchantment (1921 film) movie poster
Language  Silent film (English intertitles)
Release date  October 30, 1921 (1921-10-30) (New York) November 20, 1921 (1921-11-20) (U.S.)
Based on  "Manhandling Ethel"  by Frank Ramsey Adams
Writer  Frank R. Adams (story), Luther Reed
Cast  Marion Davies (Ethel Hoyt), Edith Shayne (Mrs. Hoyt), Tom Lewis (Mr. Hoyt), Arthur Rankin (Tommy Corbin), Corinne Barker (Nalia), Maude Turner Gordon (Mrs. Leigh)
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Enchantment is a 1921 American silent romantic comedy film produced by Cosmopolitan Productions and released by Paramount Pictures. The film was directed by Robert G. Vignola and starred Marion Davies. A print of the film exists in the Library of Congress; a limited edition DVD was released by Edward Lorusso in 2014.



Inspired by a staging of William Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew, Marion Davies plays Ethel, the spoiled-brat daughter of millionaire Mr. Hoyt (Tom Lewis). Mr. Hoyt decides that a rough-and-tumble he-man might be able to straighten out his daughter. To that end, the millionaire hires Ernest Eddison (Forrest Stanley), the actor playing Petruchio in Shrew. Ernest talks Ethel into auditioning for an amateur production of Sleeping Beauty, then runs her roughshod during rehearsals. Ethel is on the verge of exploding when Ernest finally wins her over with a lulu of a third-act kiss.


  • Marion Davies as Ethel Hoyt
  • Forrest Stanley as Ernest Eddison
  • Edith Shayne as Mrs. Hoyt
  • Tom Lewis as Mr. Hoyt
  • Arthur Rankin as Tommy Corbin
  • Corinne Barker as Nalia
  • Maude Turner Gordon as Mrs. Leigh
  • Edith Lyle as Fairy Tale Queen
  • Huntley Gordon as Fairy Tale King
  • Emmet Foy as Male flapper #2
  • Julia Hurley as Fairy tale crone
  • Gilbert Rooney as Male flapper #1
  • References

    Enchantment (1921 film) Wikipedia
    Enchantment (1921 film) IMDbEnchantment (1921 film)

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