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The 8 Oct 1921 Motion Picture World announced the upcoming film to be produced by Paramount Pictures in Europe, with locations in England and Italy, as well as the U.S. Actor James Kirkwood was currently sailing to Europe for the imminent start of production. The 19 Nov 1921 Motion Picture World reported that principal photography began that week on the picture, which was based on the popular Booth Tarkington novel of the same name, that was later dramatized as a stage play. An earlier film version was produced in 1914 by Cecil B. DeMille (see entry).
       The Aug 1921—Jan 1922 Motion Picture Magazine reported locations in London, England, while the Nov—Dec 1921 Motion Picture News announced that exteriors were filmed in Rome, Naples, Sorrento and Capri, Italy. The "beautiful" locations were praised by critics in several reviews.
       The 25 Feb 1922 Exhibitors Herald announced that the film had been ... More Less

The 8 Oct 1921 Motion Picture World announced the upcoming film to be produced by Paramount Pictures in Europe, with locations in England and Italy, as well as the U.S. Actor James Kirkwood was currently sailing to Europe for the imminent start of production. The 19 Nov 1921 Motion Picture World reported that principal photography began that week on the picture, which was based on the popular Booth Tarkington novel of the same name, that was later dramatized as a stage play. An earlier film version was produced in 1914 by Cecil B. DeMille (see entry).
       The Aug 1921—Jan 1922 Motion Picture Magazine reported locations in London, England, while the Nov—Dec 1921 Motion Picture News announced that exteriors were filmed in Rome, Naples, Sorrento and Capri, Italy. The "beautiful" locations were praised by critics in several reviews.
       The 25 Feb 1922 Exhibitors Herald announced that the film had been completed. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Herald
25 Feb 1922
p. 65.
Exhibitors Trade Review
13 May 1922.
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Motion Picture Magazine
Aug 1921--Jan 1922.
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Motion Picture News
Nov--Dec 1921.
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Moving Picture World
8 Oct 1921.
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Moving Picture World
19 Nov 1921.
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Variety
5 May 1922
p. 33.
DETAILS
Release Date:
21 May 1922
Premiere Information:
New York premiere: ca6 May 1922
Production Date:
began late November 1921
Copyright Claimant:
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
9 May 1922
Copyright Number:
LP17872
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
6,895
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Prince Kinsillo of Italy wishes to repair his dwindling fortunes by marrying Genevieve Granger-Simpson, a wealthy American girl, whose guardian, Daniel Forbes Pike of Kokomo, Indiana, comes to Italy to interview the prospective husband. En route through Italy, Pike meets the king traveling incognito and is unaware of his identity. Later, the king's mistress, Faustina, wife of Ribière, is murdered by the prince, and in making his escape he leaves a blood-stained handkerchief in the king's possession. Ribière, accused of murdering his wife, is sheltered by Pike, whom Kinsillo's father tries to blackmail for protecting a criminal. Pike ultimately denounces the blackmailer and exposes the prince as the assassin. Genevieve, who has been impressed by the passionate advances of the prince, eagerly accepts the attentions of her worthy guardian, and together they return to ... +


Prince Kinsillo of Italy wishes to repair his dwindling fortunes by marrying Genevieve Granger-Simpson, a wealthy American girl, whose guardian, Daniel Forbes Pike of Kokomo, Indiana, comes to Italy to interview the prospective husband. En route through Italy, Pike meets the king traveling incognito and is unaware of his identity. Later, the king's mistress, Faustina, wife of Ribière, is murdered by the prince, and in making his escape he leaves a blood-stained handkerchief in the king's possession. Ribière, accused of murdering his wife, is sheltered by Pike, whom Kinsillo's father tries to blackmail for protecting a criminal. Pike ultimately denounces the blackmailer and exposes the prince as the assassin. Genevieve, who has been impressed by the passionate advances of the prince, eagerly accepts the attentions of her worthy guardian, and together they return to Kokomo. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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