ProducerWilliam Randolph Hearst GenreSilent film Duration
(English intertitles) Release dateOctober 30, 1921 (1921-10-30) (New York)
November 20, 1921 (1921-11-20) (U.S.) Based on"Manhandling Ethel"
by Frank Ramsey Adams WriterFrank R. Adams (story), Luther Reed CastMarion Davies (Ethel Hoyt), Edith Shayne (Mrs. Hoyt), Tom Lewis (Mr. Hoyt), Arthur Rankin (Tommy Corbin), Corinne Barker (Nalia), Maude Turner Gordon (Mrs. Leigh) Similar moviesHow Foolshead Paid His Debts, Miniature Theatre, Unusual Cooking, The Artist, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, Step Up
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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.