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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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Rupert of Hentzau (as Ramon Samaniegos)
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Marshal von Strakencz
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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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Adventure | Romance

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11 September 1922 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Der Gefangene von Zenda  »

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$323,062 (estimated)
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A musical version of the novel, called "Princess Flavia," opened in New York City, New York, USA on 2 November 1925 and had 153 performances. The music was by Sigmund Romberg, and Douglass Dumbrille was in the cast. 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 The Prisoner of Zenda (1979) See more »

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Zenda
Music and Lyrics by Louis Breau and Ernst Luz
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Evil Ramon sparks disappointing Ingram film.
20 November 1999 | by (Canberra, Australia) – See all my reviews

Rex Ingram was one of the great visual stylists of the silent cinema, but his version of "The Prisoner of Zenda" is a little slow and ponderous and visually not as interesting as other Ingram films. But it's still pretty good with strong performances from Ingram's wife Alice Terry and the marvellous Lewis Stone. Although Ramon Novarro has top billing, Stone actually has the lead role - Ramon's role is a supporting one - an evil nobleman. But he is splendid - darkly handsome with a little beard and a monocle - and convincingly evil. It is interesting to see him before he became type-cast as the energetic sweet boy - he shows here that he had more range as an actor than he was allowed to show.

The entire supporting cast is excellent and, although the sets are ordinary, the costumes are very fine. I expected more from Ingram, but this film is still worthwhile. Does anyone know if the Ingram - Novarro "Scaramouche" is still in existence?


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