~The Bright Shawl~
1923
~6297: Richard Barthelmess & Dorothy Gish~
~Plot Synopsis~
This drama about Cuba's unsuccessful 1850 revolution was based on the novel by Joseph Hergesheimer.
Andres Escobar (André Beranger) convinces his wealthy American friend, Charles Abbott (Richard
Barthelmess) to join him in Cuba. When Abbott sees how poorly the Spaniards are treating the Cubans,
he is more than happy to join in the battle for independence. He is helped by La Clavel, a Spanish dancer
who is on the side of the revolutionaries (Dorothy Gish, in an uncharacteristic role). He manages to
gather much valuable information before drawing the suspicion of Captain Cesar Y Santacilla (Anders
Randolf), a Spanish officer. Santacilla lays a trap for Abbott and La Clavel and catches them. La Clavel
dies in the struggle, but Abbott overpowers the captain. After rescuing several of his friends, Abbott gets
involved in a duel with another Spanish officer, who ultimately takes pity on him and puts him on a ship
bound for America. On board, Abbott is happy to find Escobar's sister, Narcisa (Mary Astor), with whom
he has fallen in love. There are two newcomers to the screen in this First National release -- future silent
star Jetta Goudal in a small role, and Edward G. Robinson in his only silent film appearance.

Plot Synopsis by Janiss Garza, AllMovie.com
Directed by: John S. Robertson

Written by: Edmund Goulding

Based on a story by Joseph Hergesheimer.

Richard Barthelmess ...  Charles Abbott
Dorothy Gish ...  La Clavel
Jetta Goudal ...  La Pilar
William Powell ...  Gaspar De Vaca
Mary Astor ...  Narcissa Escobar
George Beranger ...  Andre Escobar (as Andre Beranger)
Edward G. Robinson ...  Domingo Escobar (as E.G. Robinson)
Margaret Seddon ...  Carmencita Escobar
Anders Randolf ...  Captain Cesar Y Santacilla
Luis Alberni ...  Vincente Escobar
George Humbert ...  Jaime Quintara
Julian Rivero ...  Soldier (uncredited)
~Remaining Credits~

Produced by: Inspiration Pictures

Distributed by: Associated First National Pictures

Producer: Charles H. Duell
Cinematography by: George J. Folsey
Film Editing by: William Hamilton
Art Direction by: Everett Shinn

Length: 8 Reels
Runtime: 80 Minutes
Released: April 22, 1923