Queen Kelly - Digitally Remastered. A young Irish convent girl is abducted and seduced by a prince before being sent to a brothel in East Africa. Screen star Gloria Swanson ("Sunset Boulevard") stars in filmmaker Erich Von Stroheim's sweeping, silent melodrama as Kitty Kelly, a convent girl who is kidnapped and seduced by a German nobleman. When their love affair is discovered, Kitty is forced to take refuge in East Africa where she inherits her aunt's brothel and is forced into a tumultuous marriage. Swanson put a great deal of her own money into this passion project, but only knew half of the plot; when Von Stroheim revealed the rest of the rather scandalous story, the silent film star panicked and demanded control over the final release version which contained dialogue sequences and one musical interlude.