Also known as Die Geliebte des Abbé in Austria; Manôn Lescaut in Spain
B&W : Feature film
Directed by Artur Robison
Cast: Lya de Putti [Manon Lescaut], Vladimir Gajdarov [des Grieux], Eduard Rothauser [Marschall des Grieux], Fritz Greiner [Marquis de Bli], Hubert von Meyerinck [der Junge de Bli], Frida Richard [Manons tante], Emilie Kurz [Manons tante], Lydia Potechina [Susanne], Theodor Loos [Tiberne], Sig Arno [Lescaut], Trude Hesterberg [Claire], Marlene Dietrich [Micheline], Olga Engl, Karl Harbacher, Hans Junkermann, Hermann Picha
Universum-Film Aktiengesellschaft [UFA] production; distributed by Universum-Film Aktiengesellschaft [UFA]. / Produced by Erich Pommer. Scenario by Hans Kyser and Artur Robison, from the novel L’histoire de Chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut by Abbé Prévost. Set decoration by Paul Leni. Cinematography by Karl Freund and Theodor Sparkuhl. Special effects photography by Eugen Schüfftan. / Premiered 15 February 1926 in Berlin, Germany. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / The production was shot June-October 1925. The film was released in Finland on 5 April 1926. The film was released in the USA by Film Arts Guild on 29 November 1926. The novel was previously filmed as Manon Lescaut (1918). The novel was subsequently filmed as When a Man Loves (1927).
Survival status: (unknown)
Current rights holder: Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung.
Listing updated: 28 September 2013.
References: FilmDaily-1926 front endpapers : Website-IMDb.