Anthony Hope's classic tale gets a decidedly 'un-classic' treatment at the hands of Peter Sellers. Following the story somewhat, friends of the new King Rudolph of Ruritania fear for his ... See full summary »
As Alice and Cora Munro attempt to find their father, a British officer in the French and Indian War, they are set upon by French soldiers and their cohorts, Huron tribesmen led by the evil... See full summary »
Owner of Zenda, Inc., a successful business empire, disappears. His son is about to inherit the company, but a kid who looks just like him takes over the young man's identity and the company. The "good" kid now must get his life back.
Richard Lee Jackson
Three Scottish officers, including Sir Archi, murder Sir Arne and his household for a coffin filled with gold. The only survivor is Elsalill, who moves to relatives in Marstrand. There she ... See full summary »
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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Rex Ingram was one of the finest directors of the silent era, but unfortunately, he is little remembered today. His most famous film is The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, a box office smash in 1920 which put Italian immigrant Rudolph Valentino on the road to full-blown stardom. This 1922 adaptation of The Prisoner of Zenda is one of his better known films among silent movie geeks, but I would not count it among his most outstanding.
There's good scenery and spectacle, and Lewis Stone makes good as the lead. The standout of the cast is without a doubt a young Ramon Novarro as the roguish Rupert of Hentzau. Unfortunately, the rest of the cast is not so memorable. The film is also overlong and the comic relief was mildly painful at best.
Overall, it's watchable, but you'll be better served by watching the 1937 remake. If you want outstanding Ingram, then see Scaramouche or Four Horsemen.
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