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Queen Kelly (1929) was a Drama - Silent Films Film directed by Ryszard Bolesławski and Gregg Toland and produced by Gloria Swanson and Erich von Stroheim.

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Queen Kelly: Norma and Max's Wild Ride

By FlickChick on Aug 30, 2013 From A Person in the Dark

Some stories are so perfectly symmetrical you just have to sit back in amazement and feel that the universe is truly some magical Rubiks Cube. I am blessed to live in a location that affords me the opportunity to see silent films on the big screen with live accompaniment (usually by the there... Read full article

Queen Kelly (1929)

By Angela on May 5, 2010 From Hollywood Revue

Sunset Boulevard is a movie you can easily appreciate if you don’t know anything about the silent film era.? But if you do know about the silent film era, it’s chock full of little in-jokes that really add to the whole experience.? The most famous example would be the scene where Norma D... Read full article

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Kitty Kelly, aka Queen Kelly: [stunned to learn that Wolfram is engaged to the Queen] He's going... to marry... you?
Queen Regina V: *I* am going to marry *HIM*!

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A clip from the film appears in Sunset Blvd., where Norma Desmond (played by Gloria Swanson), a silent movie star who is planning a comeback, watches one of her former films. Erich von Stroheim plays Max Von Mayerling, Desmond's butler, who serves as projectionist for the film clip. It is later revealed that Max was the silent movie director who discovered Norma Desmond. Director Billy Wilder recalled that it was von Stroheim's idea to use the clip from _Queen Kelly_ (1932) in Sunset Blvd., as a way of "art imitating life."
After shooting only one-third of the picture (four hours), director Erich von Stroheim was fired by producer-star Gloria Swanson. Two years later, additional footage was shot to complete the picture. Since von Stroheim owned part of the property, he refused to grant releasing rights in the U.S. and elsewhere for this bastardized version. It was not exhibited in the U.S. until after Sunset Blvd., when it received minor theatrical release and a showing on television in 1966.
Gloria Swanson hosted a US television broadcast of the film in 1966. The version that aired featured the European ending.
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