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The Slim Princess
The Slim Princess
is a 1920 American comedy film starring Mabel Normand, directed by Victor Schertzinger, produced by Samuel Goldwyn, and written by Gerald C. Duffy based on a musical play of the same name by Henry Blossom and Leslie Stuart,[1] which was from a story by George Ade. The picture is a Goldwyn Pictures Corporation
Goldwyn Pictures Corporation
production with a supporting cast featuring Hugh Thompson, Tully Marshall, Russ Powell, Lillian Sylvester, and Harry Lorraine. The cinematographer was George Webber and future director Henry Hathaway was a 22-year-old prop boy on the set. It is not known whether the film currently survives, which suggests that it is a lost film.[1]


1 Plot 2 Cast 3 Original Version 4 References 5 External links

Plot[edit] As described in a film magazine,[2] Princess Kalora (Normand) of Morovenia, a fictional country where obese women are prized and the normal-sized princess is widely regarded as being too slender, finds no suitors in the matrimonial market. Her younger sister, weighing in the neighborhood of 300 pounds and who is also the family favorite, is sought by the eligible men of the court. American millionaire Alexander Pike (Thompson) sees the princess and immediately falls in love with her, and is then hounded from the country by the police of her father. The princess is later sent to America to partake of a patent fat producer that is widely advertised, and meets Alexander at the Ambassador's ball. Their romance is interrupted when a cable calls the princess and her bodyguard back to Morovenia. Arriving at home thinner than when she left, Kalora is thrown into a dungeon. When Alexander, whose millions are no less powerful in Morovenia than in America, arrives, he convinces her father of his love for Kalora, marries the princess, thus opening the way to the altar for the second daughter, and all are happy. Cast[edit]

Mabel Normand
Mabel Normand
as Princess Kalora Hugh Thompson as Alexander Pike Tully Marshall
Tully Marshall
as Papova Russ Powell as Governor General Lillian Sylvester as Jeneka Harry Lorraine as Detective Pomeroy Cannon as Counsellor

Original Version[edit] The film is a remake of a 1915 movie featuring Francis X. Bushman, Ruth Stonehouse, and Wallace Beery. References[edit]

^ a b Progressive Silent Film List: The Slim Princess
The Slim Princess
at silentera.com ^ "Reviews: The Slim Princess". Exhibitors Herald. New York City: Exhibitors Herald Company. 11 (6): 71. August 7, 1920. 

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Selected films directed by Victor Schertzinger

The Clodhopper (1917) The Son of His Father
The Son of His Father
(1917) His Mother's Boy (1917) The Hired Man (1918) The Family Skeleton (1918) Playing the Game (1918) His Own Home Town (1918) The Claws of the Hun
The Claws of the Hun
(1918) A Nine O'Clock Town
A Nine O'Clock Town
(1918) Coals of Fire (1918) Quicksand (1918) String Beans (1918) Hard Boiled (1919) Extravagance (1919) The Sheriff's Son
The Sheriff's Son
(1919) The Homebreaker
The Homebreaker
(1919) The Lady of Red Butte
The Lady of Red Butte
(1919) When Doctors Disagree
When Doctors Disagree
(1919) Other Men's Wives
Other Men's Wives
(1919) Jinx (1919) The Slim Princess
The Slim Princess
(1920) The Concert (1921) Made in Heaven (1921) Mr. Barnes of New York (1922) Long Live the King (1923) Bread (1924) Man and Maid
Man and Maid
(1925) The Return of Peter Grimm (1926) The Showdown (1928) Forgotten Faces (1928) Redskin (1929) Nothing But the Truth (1929) Fashions in Love (1929) Paramount on Parade
Paramount on Parade
(1930) Safety in Numbers (1930) Heads Up (1930) Friends and Lovers (1931) The Constant Woman
The Constant Woman
(1933) My Woman (1933) One Night of Love
One Night of Love
(1934) Let's Live Tonight (1935) Love Me Forever
Love Me Forever
(1935) The Music Goes 'Round
The Music Goes 'Round
(1936) Something to Sing About (1937) The Mikado (1939) Road to Singapore
Road to Singapore
(1940) Rhythm on the River
Rhythm on the River
(1940) Road to Zanzibar
Road to Zanzibar
(1941) Birth of the Blues (1941) The Fleet