The Prisoner (1923)

Genres - Adventure  |   Release Date - Feb 1, 1923 (USA - Unknown)  |   Countries - USA  |  
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It seems like nearly everything written by George Barr McCutcheon found its way to the silent screen. Castle Craneycrow was one of his lesser novels, and this Universal picture starring the studio's matinee idol Herbert Rawlinson as the dashing hero, was one of the lesser adaptations. While on a trip to Vienna, American Philip Quentin (Rawlinson) attends a party held by Prince Ugo Riccardi (Bertram Grassby). There he meets his former sweetheart, Dorothy Garrison (Eileen Pearcy), and discovers that she has agreed to marry the prince. Quentin recognizes Ugo as a past acquaintance who had been involved in scandalous circumstances, and he warns Dorothy against him. Prince Ugo, who realizes that there is still a romantic spark between Quentin and Dorothy, attempts to get Quentin involved in a duel. He wisely refuses, even though he is considered a coward. In spite of all the attempts to discredit him and get him out of the way, Quentin is able to win Dorothy and expose the prince as a first-class scoundrel.

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