While Lillian Gish achieved stardom with her dramatic emoting, her sister Dorothy made a name for herself as a saucy comedienne. Nell Gwyn was one of several felicitous collaborations between Dorothy Gish and British producer-director Herbert Wilcox. The star is of course cast as the title character, the infamous 17th-century orange vendor who became a star on the London stage – and the mistress of “merry monarch” King Charles III (Randle Ayrton). Though her fortunes take a downswing towards the end of her life, Nell remains ever faithful to her beloved Charles. Nell Gwyn was based on a novel by Marjorie Bowen, which was also the source for the 1934 remake, which starred Herbert Wilcox’s talented protégé (and later wife) Anna Neagle.
Directed by: Herbert Wilcox
Starring: Dorothy Gish, Randle Ayrton, Juliette Compton
DVDRip | MKV | 1h 20min | 676×518 | AVC @ 1800Kbps | AAC @ 160Kbps
Lang: Silent-English Intertitles | Subs: None | 1.11 GB
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance