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This is a sequel to The Prisoner of Zenda.
The 9 Dec 1922 Camera identified J. M. Voshal and L. R. Fisher as assistant ... More Less

This is a sequel to The Prisoner of Zenda.
The 9 Dec 1922 Camera identified J. M. Voshal and L. R. Fisher as assistant directors. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Camera
9 Dec 1922
p. 4.
DETAILS
Release Date:
15 July 1923
Copyright Claimant:
Selznick Pictures
Copyright Date:
6 July 1923
Copyright Number:
LP19184
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
9,646
Length(in reels):
9
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Rupert of Hentzau, conspirator against the King of Ruritania who is exiled and thought to be dead, secretly returns to Ruritania. On the road he intercepts a letter from the unhappy Queen Flavia summoning her English lover, Rudolph Rassendyll, who was once able, owing to his striking resemblance to the monarch, to impersonate and rescue the king from conspirators who had vowed to kill him. Rupert kills the king and, intending to use the purloined love letter to establish himself on the throne, threatens Rudolph that he will reveal the contents of the letter unless his terms are met. Rudolph and Rupert fight a duel, and Rupert is slain. Rudolph refuses the offer of the throne and returns to England, where Queen Flavia, having abdicated, soon joins ... +


Rupert of Hentzau, conspirator against the King of Ruritania who is exiled and thought to be dead, secretly returns to Ruritania. On the road he intercepts a letter from the unhappy Queen Flavia summoning her English lover, Rudolph Rassendyll, who was once able, owing to his striking resemblance to the monarch, to impersonate and rescue the king from conspirators who had vowed to kill him. Rupert kills the king and, intending to use the purloined love letter to establish himself on the throne, threatens Rudolph that he will reveal the contents of the letter unless his terms are met. Rudolph and Rupert fight a duel, and Rupert is slain. Rudolph refuses the offer of the throne and returns to England, where Queen Flavia, having abdicated, soon joins him. +

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