~The Lady in Ermine~
1927
~Cast~

Corinne Griffith ...  Mariana Beltrami
Einar Hanson ...  Adrian Murillo (as Einar Hansen)
Ward Crane ...  Archduke Stephan
Francis X. Bushman ...  Gen. Dostal
Jane Keckley ...  Mariana's maid
~Plot Synopsis~
The Lady in Ermine was based on the Rudolph Schanzer-Ernest Wellisch operetta of the same name.
Corinne Griffith stars as Mariana, the wife of Italian aristocrat Adrian (Einar Hansen). When her
husband marches off to war, Mariana is left in charge of the ancestral castle and is thus on hand
when an invading Austrian regiment makes the castle its headquarters. Among the invaders is
General Dostal (Francis X. Bushman) and Archduke Stephen (Ward Crane), both of whom set their
caps for the beauteous Mariana. Central to the plotline is a portrait, hanging on the wall of the castle,
of Mariana's great-grandmother, "The Lady in Ermine," who sacrificed her virtue to save her
husband in a previous war. Fascinated by the family legend, Dostal informs Mariana that he will have
her husband executed unless she comes to Dostal's boudoir, dressed in her great-grandma's ermine
wrap. Fortunately, our heroine is saved from compromising himself when Dostal falls asleep and
dreams that he's enjoyed the favors of the Lady in Ermine -- or was it merely a dream? The film was
remade by Ernst Lubitsch as That Lady in Ermine (1948) with Betty Grable as the star.

Plot Synopsis by Hal Erickson, AllMovie.com
Directed by: James Flood

Written by:
Ernst Welisch - operetta Die Frau im Hermelin
Rudolph Schanzer - operetta Die Frau im Hermelin
Benjamin Glazer - adaptation and scenario
~Remaining Credits~

Produced by: Corinne Griffith Productions

Released by: First National Pictures


Executive Producer: Corinne Griffith
Cinematography by: Harold Wenstrom
Production Manager: Harold Wenstrom

Length: 7 Reels
Runtime: 70 Minutes
Released: January 1, 1927
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