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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 »




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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HE WAS A PRINCE of India, she an American girl. The whole world stood between them-and-yet- See more »


Romance | Drama


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Did You Know?


Rudolph Valentino was 27 years old when this film was released in 1922. In the film, Valentino's character, Amos Judd, has the "gift of prophecy" and premonitions of future events. At one point in the film he asks his fiancée, Molly, to "set the date for our wedding--but make it soon or--I'll die of heart failure." Molly leans down to pick up a calendar that is open on the month of August. In real life Valentino died, just four years later, ironically in August, but not of heart failure; he died of inflammation of his left lung. See more »


Molly Cabot: Tell me, why did you look so startled when you saw me in the conservatory?
Amos Judd: Because I had seen you before - in my dreams. Do you believe in predestination, Miss Cabot?
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Crazy Credits

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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Excellent, for what has survived
21 May 2006 | by jschlakeSee all my reviews

I caught this picture on TCM's Silent Sundays an May, 2006. The last forty minutes of a nitrate print were discovered and using stills and trailers, Paramount did a very commendable job giving the viewer the as much of the full experience as they could. Valentino gives an excellent performance and looks enough like an Indian in his turban to pass for their prince. The climax occur rather quickly but how the picture concludes is definitely on the clever side. But what is most interesting about this picture in the incorporation of prejudice and equality into the romance between Valentino's and Hawley's characters. Being only 18, prejudice and equality are different to me than they are to my parents, but I couldn't help but be amazed at how the film tackled the issue and rapped it up in an engrossing, almost epic motion picture experience.

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Release Date:

12 November 1922 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Le jeune rajah See more »


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(2006 alternate)

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1.33 : 1
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