Cast & Crew
Jérôme Bonaparte visits Baltimore, where he poses as a teacher and wins the love of Elizabeth Patterson, a society girl. After marrying Elizabeth, he reveals himself to be the brother of the Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte. Napoleon refuses to let her land in France, has their marriage annulled, and sends her back to Baltimore. On the eve of his arranged wedding to the Princess of Würtemburg, Jérôme escapes. He returns to Elizabeth shortly after the birth of their son.
Andrés De Segurola
Best Writing, Screenplay
Sunday, May 17, 2009 12:30 am ET
Director: Alan Crosland
Screenplay: Anthony Coldeway, Jack Jarmuth, based on the play "Glorious Betsy" by Rida Johnson Young
Cinematography: Hal Mohr
Assitant Director: Gordon Hollingshead
Film Editing: Thomas Pratt
Cast: Dolores Costello (Betsy Patterson), Conrad Nagel (Jerome Bonaparte), John Miljan (Preston), Marc McDermott (Colonel Patterson), Pasquale Amato (Napoleon), Michael Vavitch (Captain St. Pierre), Paul Panzer (ship captain).
Glorious Betsy Sunday, May 17, 2009 12:30 am ET
A copy of this film survives at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., but the sound disks are lost.
As part of the first Academy Awards, Anthony Coldeway received a certificate of honorable mention in the Best Writing (Adaptation) category.