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Graustark (1925)




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On a train traveling from the West, Grenfall Lorry, an American (Eugene O'Brien), meets the mysterious and beautiful Yetive (Norma Talmadge). By the time they reach their destination of New York, they are deeply in love, but Yetive is called back to the European principality of Graustark where she lives. Lorry follows after her and discovers that she is a princess who is being pushed into a loveless marriage with Gabriel, a neighboring prince (Marc McDermott). Gabriel sends his henchman Dangloss (Roy D'Avey) after Lorry, who wounds him in a battle. Dangloss is spirited out of the country and the American is accused of murder. He is convicted and sentenced to death, but Yetive helps him to escape. At the border, Lorry finds Dangloss and brings him back just in time for the wedding ceremony between Gabriel and Yetive. Gabriel is disgraced, and Yetive's desire to wed Lorry wins the approval of her countrymen. ~ Janiss Garza, Rovi


Norma Talmadge
as Princess Yetive
Eugene O'Brien
as Grenfall Lorry
Wanda Hawley
as Countess Dagmar
Roy D'Arcy
as Dangloss
Frank Currier
as King Ferdinand
Marc MacDermott
as Prince Gabriel
Winter Hall
as The American Ambassador
Lillian Lawrence
as Countess Halfont
Michael Vavitch
as Captain Quinnox
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Critic Reviews for Graustark

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (3)

Futuristic in its intent or not, the whole thing is as handsome as the Kohinoor diamond.

August 19, 2020 | Full Review…

Graustark is an old story, such as might be lifted from any of the better-class musical comedies, all newly furbished up with artistic direction and strong acting, so that one follows it with Interest, if not with enthusiasm.

August 19, 2020 | Full Review…

Buchowetzhi succeeds in sustaining suspense and in unfolding the love story with charming simplicity.

April 14, 2020 | Full Review…

Norma Talmadge is ideal as the fascinating and wistful Princess Yetive and makes this character seem very real. She seems the embodiment of the author's idea of the character, and her performance should thoroughly please her legion of followers.

August 19, 2020 | Full Review…

If all princesses were as fascinating as [Norma Talmadge] is here it would be very hard to start a revolution against the crown.

August 19, 2020 | Full Review…

Full credit must be given Dimitri Buchowetzki for his masterly direction. He has handled the big melodramatic situations with just the right amount of reserve, stressing them almost in the breaking point, but never to excess.

August 19, 2020 | Full Review…

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