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Into Her Kingdom
Director: Svend Gade (Dir)
Release Date:   15 Aug 1926
Premiere Information:   New York opening: 8 Aug 1926
Duration (in feet):   6,447
Duration (in reels):   7
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Cast:   Corinne Griffith (Grand Duchess Tatiana, at 12 and at 20)  
    Einar Hanson (Stepan, son of a peasant, at 14 and at 22)  
    Claude Gillingwater (Ivan, their tutor)  
    Charles Crockett (Senov, a carnival fakir)  
    Evelyn Selbie (Stepan's mother)  
    Larry Fisher (A farmhand)  
    H. C. Simmons (Czar Nicholas)  
    Elinor Vanderveer (Czarina)  
    Byron Sage (Czarevitch)  
    Tom Murray (Bolshevik guard)  
    Marcelle Corday (Tatiana's maid)  
    Maj. Gen. Michael N. Pleschkoff (Court chamberlain)  
    Max Davidson (Shoestring salesman)  
    Allan Sears (American customer)  
    Mary Louise Miller (Daughter of Stepan and Tatiana)  
  Russian officers and court leaders: General Lodijensky    
    Maj. Gen. Ikanikoff    
    Maj. Gen. Bogomoletz    
    Lieut. George Blagoi    
    Lieut. Gene Walski    
    Feador Chalyapin Jr.    
    George Davis    

Summary: Stepan, a Russian peasant, is sent to Siberia for allegedly insulting the Grand Duchess Tatiana. Seven years later, upon his release, he joins the Bolsheviks who are plotting to execute the imperial family. Ivan, formerly his tutor as well as that of the royal family, persuades him to flee to America with Tatiana, now a beautiful young lady; though reluctant, he is at last won over by her beauty. Although she does not love the lowborn Stepan, Tatiana follows, and they settle in New Jersey as husband and wife. Clerking in a store, she tells stories to neighborhood children of the experiences of a princess, matching her story with facts of her early life; Stepan, realizing his inequality, pledges to return her to Russia. There he finds diplomatic agents eager for information of the supposedly massacred royal family, but Tatiana, having become a mother, enters Russia with her child, disclaims her royal birth, and is happily reunited with Stepan. 

Production Company: Corinne Griffith Productions, Inc.  
Production Text: Asher-Small-Rogers Presents
Distribution Company: First National Pictures, Inc.  
Director: Svend Gade (Dir)
Writer: Carey Wilson (Adpt)
  William Conselman (Titles)
Photography: Harold Wenstrom (Dir of photog)
Country: United States
Language: English

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Source Text: Based on the short story "Into Her Kingdom" by Ruth Comfort Mitchell in Red Book Magazine (Mar 1925).
Authors: Ruth Comfort Mitchell

Copyright Claimant Copyright Date Copyright Number
Corinne Griffith Productions, Inc. 30/7/1926 dd/mm/yyyy LP22990

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Genre: Romance
 
Subjects (Major): Bolshevists and Bolshevism
  Immigrants
  New Jersey
  Nicholas II, Czar of Russia, 1868-1918
  Refugees, Political
  Romanov, House of
  Royalty
  Russia--History--Revolution, 1917-1921
  Russian Americans
  Russians

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Bibliographic Sources:   Date   Page
Film Daily   22 Aug 1926.   
New York Times   10 Aug 1926   p. 19.
Variety   11 Aug 1926   p. 14.

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