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"The Prisoner of Zenda" is a drama, adventure, romance and a swashbuckler featuring Snitz Edwards, a star of Silent Hall of Fame.
On the eve of his coronation the king of Ruritania is drugged by his evil conspiring half-brother, who wishes the throne for himself. By a trick of circumstance at this time a king's cousin is on a visit from England. This distant relative happens to look very much like the incapacitated king, and is called upon to fill in for him during the ceremony. Now the evil brother has a problem: he has to eliminate not one, but two rivals for the throne.
The love woes of two good-looking women, the intrigues and the sword fights provide abundant drama and entertainment.
Lewis Stone plays two roles in the film - the king and the visiting cousin.
Snitz Edwards plays Josef the butler, who gives his life protecting his beloved king.
Directed by Rex Ingram
Produced by Metro Pictures Corporation
Scenario by Mary O’Hara
Based on the novel The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope
Starring Lewis Stone, Alice Terry, Robert Edeson, Stuart Holmes, Ramon Novarro, Barbara La Marr, Malcolm McGregor, Snitz Edwards
Cinematography John F. Seitz
Distributed by Metro Pictures Corporation
Release date September 11, 1922
Running time 113 min.
Country United States
Language Silent film, English intertitles
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