Queen Kelly
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Though filmmaker Erich Von Stroheim's notorious profligacy had made him virtually unhirable in the US by 1929, screen-star Gloria Swanson still had faith in him. She poured a great deal of her own money in Von Stroheim's last silent film, Queen Kelly, and agreed to play the leading role to insure box-office success. When production began, Stroheim had not quite completed his script: all he had was the premise of a young Irish convent girl named Kitty Kelly (Gloria Swanson) being seduced by a German nobleman (Walter Byron) who was slated to marry the mad Queen (Seena Owen) of a tiny… More

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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A compelling curiosity deserving recognition beyond trivia value as the 'Sunset Boulevard' clip projected by Gloria Swanson's faded Norma Desmond."
‑ Donald J. Levit, ReelTalk Movie Reviews
"A victim of the inflated ego of star Swanson and director Von Stroeheim, this unfinished work is endlessly fascinating for its overreaching scope and wanton glamor."
‑ Andrea Chase, Killer Movie Reviews
"Gloria Swanson in one of her more famous roles, directed by Von Stroheim."
‑ Steve Crum, Video-Reviewmaster.com
"Only stands as an incomplete work that represents what might have been great if so much of it wasn't missing."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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