Nell Gwyn (1926 film)

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Nell Gwyn
Directed by Herbert Wilcox
Produced by Herbert Wilcox
Written by Marjorie Bowen (novel)
Herbert Wilcox
Starring Dorothy Gish
Randle Ayrton
Juliette Compton
Sydney Fairbrother
Cinematography Roy F. Overbaugh
Edited by William Hamilton
British National Pictures
Distributed by First National Film Distributors
Paramount Pictures (US)
Release dates
18 July 1926 (US)
Running time
80 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Nell Gwyn is a 1926 British romance film directed by Herbert Wilcox and starring Dorothy Gish, Randle Ayrton and Juliette Compton.[1] It was based on the 1926 novel Mistress Nell Gwyn by Marjorie Bowen[2] and follows the life of Nell Gwynne the mistress of Charles II. Wilcox later made a second version of the film in 1934 Nell Gwynn which starred Anna Neagle.



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  2. ^ Nell Gwyn: A Decoration, by Marjorie Bowen, Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1926. This book was not written under the pen name, Joseph Shearing


  • Street, Sarah. Transatlantic crossings: British feature films in the United States. Continuum International Publishing, 2002.

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