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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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Marshal von Strakencz
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De Gautet (as Al Jennings)
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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)  »

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A zendai fogoly  »

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$323,062 (estimated)
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Film debut of Malcolm McGregor. See more »

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

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Version of The Prisoner of Zenda (1984) See more »

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Zenda
Music and Lyrics by Louis Breau and Ernst Luz
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A tale of Hope with little charm.
4 April 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

As with "Scaramouche", I found this film rather stodgy, with a lacklustre score. Lewis Stone is too old in his dual role and Alice Terry lacked any real charm. This picture belongs to its supporting cast- Barbara LaMarr ("too beautiful for her own good") as Antoinette de Mauban, Colonel Zapt, Captain von Tarlenheim and,of course, Rupert of Hentzau, played with relish and humour by Ramon Novarro. I think I prefer him in this role to any other I have seen him portray; perhaps his popularity with the female audience meant he became stuck in the part of gentle romancer (long after he had become too mature for this) rather than developing his abilities as an actor.


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