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Camille (1926)
  • Director:
    Ralph Barton
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  • Writer:
    Alexandre Dumas fils
  • Cast:
    Paul Robeson,Sinclair Lewis,Anita Loos
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A home movie version of the Dumas play: a young woman becomes a courtesan and tragedy befalls her.
Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Robeson Paul Robeson - Alexandre Dumas fils
Sinclair Lewis Sinclair Lewis - Allegorical figures
Anita Loos Anita Loos - Camille
George Jean Nathan George Jean Nathan - Arthur
Donald Freeman Donald Freeman - Gustave
Pauline Starke Pauline Starke - Nan
Theodore Dreiser Theodore Dreiser - Gas-House Gleasen
Sherwood Anderson Sherwood Anderson - Mr. X
Clarence Darrow Clarence Darrow - August Peters
Lois Moran Lois Moran - Alice Brown
Édouard Bourdet Édouard Bourdet - The Earl of Idaho
Jacques Copeau Jacques Copeau - Radavanni
Georges Lepape Georges Lepape - The Weasel
Denise Bourdet Denise Bourdet - Olga Petroff
Bernard Boulet de Monuel Bernard Boulet de Monuel - Dou-Dou-Dou

Camille (1926)
This home movie version of Camille features such a stunning array of actors (Charles Chaplin, Paul Robeson, Yvonne Printemps, Aileen Pringle, Ethel Barrymore), performers (Chauncey Olcott, Serge Kousevitzky), artists (Georges Lepape, Charles G Shaw), writers (Sinclair Lewis, Somerset Maugham), and oddballs (the rest!) that it is difficult to take your eyes off the screen for a second, wondering who you might miss! It is loosely based on 'La Dame aux Camelias', but you wouldn't really know it. But for the historic and curiosity value - even lawyer Clarence Darrow makes an appearance - it is worth seeing once.
This film features possibly the most bizarre cast ever assembled for any film ever made. The film is very loosely based on Alexander Dumas' Camille. However, it's really nothing more than a home movie of many actors, artists, celebrities, and writers mugging for the camera. Title cards link the scenes depicted to the story of Camille in both English and French. Sherwood Anderson, Ethel Barrymore, Richard Barthelmess, Charles Chaplin, Clarence Darrow, Theodore Dreiser, Dorothy Gish, Rex Ingram, Sinclair Lewis, Anita Loos, W. Somerset Maugham, H.L. Mencken, Patsy Ruth Miller, Aileen Pringle, Max Reinhardt, Paul Robeson, and Roland Young are just some of the figures who appear in the film. The film is not entertainment as much as it is simply a historical record of these individuals who contributed much to American cultural history. ** of 4 stars.