A Prince There Was (1922)

Melodrama | 15 January 1922

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The 3 Sep 1921 Motion Picture News item reported that production had begun on A Prince There Was. ... More Less

The 3 Sep 1921 Motion Picture News item reported that production had begun on A Prince There Was. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
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Motion Picture News
3 Sep 1921
p. 1228.
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LITERARY
Based on the play A Prince There Was, a Comedy in Three Acts by George M. Cohan, Darragh Aldrich (New York, 1927) Enchanted Hearts .
DETAILS
Release Date:
15 January 1922
Premiere Information:
New York premiere: ca13 November 1921
Production Date:
August - September 1921
Copyright Claimant:
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
26 November 1921
Copyright Number:
LP17247
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,553
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Charles Edward Martin, a wealthy society idler, meets Katherine Woods, whose father was ruined financially by J. J. Stratton, Martin's broker, although Martin is unaware of his scheming. Katherine is unsuccessfully trying to gain an income by writing magazine stories; but Comfort Brown, who works in her boardinghouse, seeks a magazine editor to plead Katherine's case and encounters Martin, a friend of the editor, whom she likens to a prince she has read about in fairy tales. Under the name of Prince, Martin takes up residence in the boardinghouse, posing as assistant editor of the magazine; when he falls in love with Katherine, he buys out the magazine so as to publish her stories. Katherine is happy until Stratton reveals Martin's true identity and makes Katherine believe he ruined her father, but Stratton is eventually exposed and the lovers are ... +


Charles Edward Martin, a wealthy society idler, meets Katherine Woods, whose father was ruined financially by J. J. Stratton, Martin's broker, although Martin is unaware of his scheming. Katherine is unsuccessfully trying to gain an income by writing magazine stories; but Comfort Brown, who works in her boardinghouse, seeks a magazine editor to plead Katherine's case and encounters Martin, a friend of the editor, whom she likens to a prince she has read about in fairy tales. Under the name of Prince, Martin takes up residence in the boardinghouse, posing as assistant editor of the magazine; when he falls in love with Katherine, he buys out the magazine so as to publish her stories. Katherine is happy until Stratton reveals Martin's true identity and makes Katherine believe he ruined her father, but Stratton is eventually exposed and the lovers are reunited. +

GENRE
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Sub-genre:
Society


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AFI Life Achievement Award

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