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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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In 1931, Gloria Swanson hired Gregg Toland to shoot some additional scenes for release in Europe in 1932. These consisted of Prince Wolfram seeing Kelly's drowned body and committing suicide himself. That scene (in the Force Video alternate version) is not in the 1985 Kino restored version, which continues on to African scenes.
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.
According to crew members, the girls who accompany Wolfram to the palace gates were played by real prostitutes from one of the best brothels in Hollywood.
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