Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Prince of Tempters was adapted from The Ex-Duke a story by prolific author E. Phillips Oppenheim. The story focuses on two Benedictine monks, the virtuous Francis (Ben Lyon) and the wavering Mario (Ian Keith). With papal dispensation, Francis is voluntarily released from his vows to assume the responsibilities of an inherited earldom. Meanwhile, Mario rejects his vows without permission, hoping to lay claim to Francis' title and wealth. The drama reaches its peak when Mario enlists the aid of the beautiful Dolores (Lya de Putti) to discredit Francis in the eyes of his sweetheart Monica (Lois Moran).
inheritance, monk, royalty, temptation