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Nell Gwynne (1911)

Sweet Nell of Old Drury (original title)
At the opening of the story, Nell Gwynne, a popular English actress, is seen as an orange girl selling her goods in and around the old Drury Theater. While she is bantering, Lady Olivia ... See full summary »

Director:

Raymond Longford

Writers:

Mrs. Charles A. Doremus (play), Paul Kester (play) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nellie Stewart Nellie Stewart ... Nell Gwynne
Augustus Neville Augustus Neville ... King Charles II
Charles Lawrence Charles Lawrence ... Lord Jeffries
Stewart Clyde Stewart Clyde ... Lord Rochester
W. Ladd W. Ladd ... Lord Lovelace
Leslie Woods Leslie Woods ... Sir Robert Fairfax
W. Edgeworth W. Edgeworth ... Lacey, Lord Jeffries' Servant
Walter Bastin Walter Bastin ... Percival
Fred Pettit Fred Pettit ... Rollins
Agnes Keogh Agnes Keogh ... Lady Castlemaine
Henry Westall Henry Westall ... Lord Winchester
A. Kendall A. Kendall ... Mercer
Walter Vincent Walter Vincent ... William
Eric Montaigne Eric Montaigne ... Nebuchadnezzar
P. Francis P. Francis ... Captain Clavering
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At the opening of the story, Nell Gwynne, a popular English actress, is seen as an orange girl selling her goods in and around the old Drury Theater. While she is bantering, Lady Olivia Vernon, the ward of Lord Jeffreys, Chief Justice of England, appeals to Nell for a hiding place. Lady Olivia is being pursued by her guardian and his soldiers and Lord Jeffreys is trying to force Lady Olivia to marry a wealthy lord. By quickness of wit, Nell secures a hiding place for Lady Olivia and later directs Lord Fairfax, Lady Olivia's lover, to the hiding place. While the soldiers are searching for the young couple, Nell distracts their attention by her powers of mimicry. Nell has been endeavoring to secure a part in one of the productions at the Drury Lane Theater, but has been unable to secure an opportunity to show her ability. In desperation she had assumed the role of the orange girl, hoping in this way to find occasion to demonstrate her histrionic ability to the manager of that theater. ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 1914 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nell Gwynne See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Spencer's Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Nellie Stewart became the first artiste to work on percentage, when she was paid £1000 plus a per cent of the gross. See more »

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Remake of Sweet Nell of Old Drury (1900) See more »

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