~Yolanda~
1924
~Holbrook Blinn & Maclyn Arbuckle~
~Cast~

Marion Davies ...  Princess Mary / Yolanda
Lyn Harding ...  Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy
Holbrook Blinn ...  King Louis XI of France
Macklyn Arbuckle ...  Bishop La Balue
Johnny Dooley ...  The Dauphin
Arthur Donaldson ...  Lord Bishop
Ralph Graves ...  Maximillian of Styria
Ian Maclaren ...  Campo Basse
Gustav von Seyffertitz ...  Oliver de Daim
Theresa Maxwell Conover ...  Queen Margaret
Martin Faust ...  Count Galli
Thomas Findley ...  Antoinette's father
Paul McAllister ...  Jules d'Humbercourt
Leon Errol ...  Innkeeper
Mary Kennedy ...  Antoinette Castleman
Roy Applegate ...  Sir Karl Pitti
Arthur Tovey ...  (uncredited)
Directed by: Robert G. Vignola

Written by: Luther Reed

Based on the novel by Charles Major.
The talented and beautiful Marion Davies is practically lost under the opulence of this expensive,
overdone historical romance. Her producer (and lover), newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst,
was attempting to recreate the success of one of Davies' prior epic vehicles, When Knighthood Was in
Flower. Once again he based the picture on a novel by Charles Major and brought in set designer Joseph
Urban to work his magic. But this Major story wasn't as good as Knighthood and Urban did his work too
well; the sets are both gorgeous and overwhelming. Ultimately, the production cost too much for Hearst
to make a profit, even though the film performed well at the box office. The backdrop is fifteenth century
France, and Charles, Duke of Burgundy (Lyn Harding) has promised his daughter, Princess Mary (Davies),
that she can marry the man she loves, Prince Maximilian of Styria (Ralph Graves). But when the Swiss
threaten war, the duke is compelled to take back his word and he arranges for Mary to wed the
half-witted dauphin (Johnny Dooley) of France's King Louis XI (Holbrook Blinn). Mary, however, runs
away and disguises herself as Yolanda, a commoner. At a silk fair she meets and falls in love with a
strange knight, only to discover that it's Maximilian in disguise. Although she is found and turned over to
be married to the dauphin, Maximilian rescues her. When the Duke of Burgundy is killed, Mary shows up
with Maximilian by her side to rule over her people.

Plot Synosis by Janiss Garza, AllMovie.com
~Plot Synopsis~
~Remaining Credits~

Production Companies:
Cosmopolitan Productions
Metro-Goldwyn Pictures Corporation

Released by: Metro-Goldwyn Pictures Corporation

Music by: William Frederick Peters
Cinematography by: George Barnes and Ira H. Morgan
Art Direction by: Joseph Urban
Costumes by: Gretl Urban Thurlow

Length: 11 Reels
Runtime: 74 Minutes
Released: September 15, 1924

Filmed at:
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios - 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, California, USA (studio)
Tec-Art Studios, New York City, New York, USA (studio)
Cosmopolitan-International Studios - 127th Street, East Harlem, Manhattan, New York City, New
York, USA (studio)