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Scaramouche (1923)

Passed | | Drama, Romance | February 1924 (USA)
When a nobleman murders his best friend, a lawyer becomes a revolutionary with his heart set on vengeance.

Director:

Rex Ingram

Writers:

Rafael Sabatini (by), Willis Goldbeck (scenario)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lloyd Ingraham ... Quintin de Kercadiou
Alice Terry ... Aline de Kercadiou
Ramon Novarro ... André-Louis Moreau
Lewis Stone ... The Marquis de la Tour d'Azyr
Julia Swayne Gordon ... The Countess de Plougastel
William Humphrey ... The Chevalier de Chabrillane
Otto Matieson ... Philippe de Vilmorin (as Otto Matiesen)
George Siegmann ... Danton (as George Siegman)
Bowditch M. Turner Bowditch M. Turner ... Chapelier (as Bowditch Turner)
James A. Marcus James A. Marcus ... Challefou Binet (as James Marcus)
Edith Allen ... Climène Binet
John George ... Polichinelle - Member of the Troupe
Willard Lee Hall Willard Lee Hall ... The King's Lieutenant
Rose Dione ... La Révolte
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Storyline

A law student becomes an outlaw French revolutionary when he decides to avenge the unjust killing of his friend. To get close to the aristocrat who has killed his friend the student adopts the identity of Scaramouche the clown. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

None | English | French

Release Date:

February 1924 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Liebling der Pariser See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$858,723 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

A a 14" x 36" poster for Rex Ingram's Scaramouche (1923) is prominently displayed outside the theatre featured in Sherlock Jr (1924). See more »

Alternate Versions

On 5 December 2000, Turner Classic Movies broadcast a 124-minute version with a new musical score written by Jeffrey Mark Silverman and played by the Janacek Philharmonic Orchestra, Ostravia, Czech Republic, conducted by Hugh Munro Neely. It was the first time Scaramouche (1923) was ever shown on television. See more »

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Just great silent costume drama
4 June 2003 | by preppy-3See all my reviews

In the late 1700s France, Andre-Louis Moreau (Ramon Novarro) becomes a rebel against aristocracy after his friend is killed by the evil de la Tour d'Azy (Lewis Stone). Unfortunately the woman he loves Aline (Alice Terry) is part of the aristocracy.

Elaborate, well-directed with a cast of (seemingly) thousands this is a superb drama--it's just now getting its due on a stunning brand-new print showing on TCM. Alice Terry is just gorgeous as Aline--she's breath-takingly beautiful (that comes as no surprise--director Rex Ingram was her husband) and also one heck of an actress; Lewis Stone is convincingly slimy and cruel as the villain; best of all is Novarro. Easily one of the best-looking men ever it's easy to see why he was the top box office draw of his day. Looks aside, his acting was superb--he doesn't over emote (like some silent screen actors did) and was believable every step of the way. Sadly his career was destroyed because he was gay and homophobia was riding high at MGM. This man's acting and movies deserve some overdue recognition.

The movie moves at a brisk pace, there's never a dull moment and has a very moving finale (although I had guessed the two twists at the end). A definite must-see!


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