The Royal Oak (film)

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The Royal Oak
Directed by Maurice Elvey
Written by Henry Hamilton (play)
Augustus Harris (play)
Lucita Squier
Starring Betty Compson
Henry Ainley
Henry Victor
Distributed by Stoll Pictures
Equity British Films (re-release)
Release date
October 1923
Country United Kingdom
Language English

The Royal Oak is a 1923 British silent historical drama film directed by Maurice Elvey and starring Betty Compson, Henry Ainley and Henry Victor.[1] The screenplay concerns a woman who disguises herself as Charles II. It was based on a play The Royal Oak by Henry Hamilton and Augustus Harris the title of which is a reference to the Royal Oak in which Charles is said to have hidden.

The film proved popular and was re-released in 1929.


A woman disguises herself as Charles II in order to allow the real King to escape Oliver Cromwell's troops after the Royalist defeat at the Battle of Worcester.



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