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His Majesty, Bunker Bean

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His Majesty, Bunker Bean
Scene from His Majesty Bunker Bean, with Bunker carrying a closed suitcase
Directed byWilliam Desmond Taylor
Screenplay byJulia Crawford Ivers
Harry Leon Wilson
Produced byJesse L. Lasky
StarringJack Pickford
Louise Huff
Jack McDonald
Frances Clanton
Peggy O'Connell
Edythe Chapman
CinematographyHomer Scott
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • April 8, 1918 (1918-04-08)
Running time
50 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

His Majesty, Bunker Bean is a 1918 American silent comedy film directed by William Desmond Taylor and written by Julia Crawford Ivers and Harry Leon Wilson. The film stars Jack Pickford, Louise Huff, Jack McDonald, Frances Clanton, Peggy O'Connell, and Edythe Chapman. The film was released by Paramount Pictures on April 8, 1918.[1][2][3]


As described in a film magazine,[4] through a clairvoyant Bunker Bean (Pickford) learns that in his various incarnations he has been Napoleon and Ramtah, an Egyptian king, and these facts spur him to greater things. He falls heir to some money and invests in stock which yields big returns and in a mummy of Ramtah, his first incarnation. He marries the daughter of his boss and, although at first afraid to face her parents, he summons the personages of his various incarnations to give him the strength to conquer and win them over.


Preservation status

The picture is lost.[5][6]


  1. ^ Hal Erickson (2015). "His-Majesty-Bunker-Bean – Trailer – Cast – Showtimes – NYTimes.com". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Baseline & All Movie Guide. Archived from the original on 8 January 2015. Retrieved 7 January 2015.
  2. ^ "His Majesty, Bunker Bean (1918) – Overview – TCM.com". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 7 January 2015.
  3. ^ The AFI Catalog of Feature Films: His Majesty, Bunker Bean
  4. ^ "Reviews: His Majesty, Bunker Bean". Exhibitors Herald. New York City: Exhibitors Herald Company. 6 (17): 26. April 20, 1918.
  5. ^ The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: His Majesty, Bunker Bean
  6. ^ Progressive Silent Film List: His Majesty, Bunker Bean (1918) at silentera.com
  7. ^ Progressive Silent Film List: His Majesty, Bunker Bean (1925) at silentera.com
  8. ^ 1925 film LoC database

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