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The Prisoner of Zenda (1922)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Romance | 11 September 1922 (USA)
When the king is drugged and abducted by his ambitious brother, a lookalike relative must take his place to keep the evil sibling off the throne.

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When the king is drugged and abducted by his ambitious brother, a lookalike relative must take his place to keep the evil sibling off the throne.

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11 September 1922 (USA)  »

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Der Gefangene von Zenda  »

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$323,062 (estimated)
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A few days before shooting was to start, director Rex Ingram realized that Metro had forgotten to order costumes for Stone. The desperate director frantically phoned Stone and asked if he still had the costume from the stage version. Luckily the actor had them stored in his attic. See more »

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During the climactic fight scene, a stool is kicked over twice. See more »

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Spoofed in Royal Flash (1975) See more »

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Zenda
Music and Lyrics by Louis Breau and Ernst Luz
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Ingram was an excellent silent film director
24 December 2000 | by (Hollywood, CA) – See all my reviews

I've seen both Rex Ingram's "Scaramouche" and "The Prisoner of Zenda" and by far "Scaramouche" the more entertaining film. This film though, was very fascinating. Lewis Stone acquits himself well as the hero/drukand king and swordfights quite well. Alice Terry made a very beautiful princess. Ramon Novarro played the monocled villain, somewhat unintentionally funny. Barbara La Marr, the closeups of her face, wow! Seeing Valentino's "cousins" from "The Four Horseman of the Acapolyse" in supporting roles was really cool.

However, the Colman/Fairbanks Jr. version is far superior.


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