That Royle Girl (1925) - Rotten Tomatoes

That Royle Girl (1925)




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The stars and director of Sally of the Sawdust, namely Carol Dempster, W. C. Fields and D. W. Griffith, were reunited in That Royle Girl. Dempster heads the cast as Daisy Royle, the daughter of a small-time crook (Fields, of course). When Daisy's jazz-musician boyfriend Fred Ketlar (Harrison Ford) is implicated in the murder of his wife, our heroine also falls under suspicion. District attorney Calvin Clarke (James Kirkwood), assigned to investigate Daisy's case, can't help but fall in love with the girl. She likewise falls for him, then sets about to prove herself worthy of his affections. Adopting a disguise, Daisy tries to find out on her own who was responsible for Mrs. Ketlar's murder. Nearly trapped by the actual killer, Daisy manages to escape with the help of a convenient cyclone! Through it all, her unregenerate father continues trying to bilk as many suckers as he can lay his hands on. Alas, That Royle Girl is now considered a lost film, so it's difficult to determine the extent of W. C. Fields' contributions to the proceedings (contemporary reviews indicate that he was something of a square peg in a round hole). ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Harrison Ford (II)
as Fred Ketlar/King of Jazz
Paul Everton
as George Baretta
Dorothea Love
as Lola Neeson
Carol Dempster
as Joan Daisy Royle/The Royle Girl
Kathleen Chambers
as Adele Ketlor
James Kirkwood
as Calvin Clarke/Deputy District Attorney
Alice Laidley
as Clarke's Fiancee
Florence Auer
as Baretta's "Girl"
W.C. Fields
as Her Father
George Regas
as His Henchman
Ida Waterman
as Mrs. Clarke
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Critic Reviews for That Royle Girl

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (4)

All this, to be sure, hardly sounds like material for a D.W. Griffith photoplay, but the evidence Is quite indisputable.

September 29, 2020 | Full Review…

There are many original glimpses in this feature.

September 29, 2020 | Full Review…

It is the poorest thing Griffith has turned out in a great many years.

September 29, 2020 | Full Review…

Perhaps it is not one of Mr. Griffith's best... It is, however, one of Miss Dempster's best and that is of immense importance.

September 29, 2020 | Full Review…

You won't deny that Carol Dempster is the most capable of actresses and that W. C. Fields is a comedian than whom none can more convincingly portray a slate of chronic inebriation.

September 29, 2020 | Full Review…

The scenes in the underworld jazz joints are the last word in realism. So is the great storm sequence.

September 29, 2020 | Full Review…

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