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The Young Rajah (1922)

A young man raised in the American South discovers he is an Indian prince whose throne was taken by usurpers.


Phil Rosen (as Philip Rosen)


Alethea Luce (from the play: "Amos Judd" by) (as Althea Luce), John Ames Mitchell (and the novel by) (as J.A. Mitchell) | 1 more credit »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rudolph Valentino ... Amos Judd (as Rodolph Valentino)
Wanda Hawley ... Molly Cabot
Pat Moore ... Amos as a Child
Charles Ogle ... Joshua Judd
Fanny Midgley Fanny Midgley ... Sarah Judd
Robert Ober ... Horace Bennett
Jack Giddings Jack Giddings ... Austin Slade Jr.
Edward Jobson Edward Jobson ... John Cabot
Josef Swickard ... Narada - the Mystic
Bertram Grassby ... Maharajah Ali Kahn
J. Farrell MacDonald ... Amhad Beg - Prime Minister (as J. Farrell Macdonald)
George Periolat ... General Devi Das Gadi
George Field ... Prince Rajanya Paikparra Munsingh
Maude Wayne ... Miss Elsie Van Kovert
William Boyd ... Stephen Van Kovert


A young man raised in the American South discovers he is an Indian prince whose throne was taken by usurpers.

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NEVER has Valentino been given such wonderful opportunities as in this picture. First as an American college hero, then as a jewelled prince of India, he offers his greatest performance to date. (Print Ad- Syracuse Journal, ((Syracuse NY)) 11 November 1922) See more »


Romance | Drama


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Release Date:

12 November 1922 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Le jeune rajah See more »


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Paramount Pictures See more »
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(2006 alternate)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Before the release of this film Rudolph Valentino would marry Natacha Rambova, its costume designer. Unfortunately, the divorce from his first wife was not yet finalized, so he was arrested on a charge of bigamy and thrown in jail. The studio refused to post his bail. Instead, he had to rely on a group of friends to bail him out. See more »


John Cabot: Look here, Amos, buck up - this is America!
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Except for Rudolph Valentino, whose name appears above the title, actors and their character names are credited only in the intertitles right before they appear on-screen and are listed in the same order in the IMDb cast. All other actors are marked uncredited. See more »

Alternate Versions

In 2006, Flicker Valley copyrighted a 54-minute version with a piano score by Jon Mirsalis. This was a compilation of existing incomplete footage, trailers, production stills and new inserts. New explanatory titles are based on Paramount's editing continuity; foreign intertitles were replaced by the original English text. See more »


Referenced in Hollywood: Swanson and Valentino (1980) See more »

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28 February 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Young Rajah, The (1922)

** (out of 4)

Rudolph Valantino drama, which was considered lost for many decades. When a print finally showed it in was in very bad shape with nearly 2/3rds of the film too bad to show so they took the decent footage and added photos to it to try and get back as much as they could. The film tells the story of a young man (Valantino) who was brought over from India as a small child who, when learning his background, goes back to India to fight for his crown. The film doesn't make too much since due to all the footage being missing but apparently this film wasn't that good in its complete form so I'm not sure how much better it would have been complete. Valantino actually does a good job in the few remaining footage of film and the costume design and sets are appear to be top-notch as well. Charles Ogle, the man who played the monster in Edison's 1910 version of Frankenstein, has a role here as well.

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