Photograph: Silent Era image collection.
The Young Rajah
Also known as Il Giovane Rajah in Italy; El Cautivo Hindú in [?] Spain?
B&W : Eight reels / 7705 feet
Directed by Philip E. Rosen (Phil Rosen)
Cast: Rodolph Valentino (Rudolph Valentino) [Amos Judd / Prince Sirdir Singh], Wanda Hawley [Molly Cabot], Charles Ogle [Joshua Judd], Fanny Midgley [Sarah Judd], William Boyd [Stephen Van Kovert], Robert Ober [Horace Bennett, his cousin], Jack Giddings [Austin Slade Jr., their friend], Edward Jobson [Judge John Cabot, Molly’s father], Pat Moore [Amos Judd, as a boy], Josef Swickard [Narada, the mystic], Bertram Grassby [?] [Maharajah Sirdir Singh or Ali Khan]?, J. Farrell MacDonald [?] [Tehjunder Roy or Amhad Beg?, the prime minister], George Periolat [General Devi Das Gadi], George Field [Prince Rajanya Paikparra Munsingh], Maude Wayne [Elsie Van Kovert, Stephen’s sister], Joseph Harrington [Doctor Fettingplace], Spottiswoode Aitken [Caleb]
Famous Players-Lasky Corporation production; distributed by Famous Players-Lasky Corporation (Paramount Pictures Corporation). / Scenario by June Mathis, from the play adaptation Amos Judd by Alethea Luce of the novel Amos Judd by John Ames Mitchell. Costume design by Natacha Rambova. Cinematography by James C. Van Trees. Presented by Jesse L. Lasky. / © 25 October 1922 by Famous Players-Lasky Corporation [LP18343]. Released 12 November 1922. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / A video presentation version was assembled utilizing surviving footage, still photographs and the original English language intertitles from Paramount’s surviving editorial continuity.
Survival status: Print exists in the Library of Moving Images film collection [incomplete 16mm reduction positive (missing the first third of the film, Spanish-language export version)].
Current rights holder: Public domain.
Keywords: Abductions - Accidents (Falls) - Animals: Horses, Leopards - Assassins - Death (Accidental, Suicide) - Education: Universities: Activities, Students - India - Indians (Abroad) - Jewels: Rubies - Lockets - Medical: Doctors - Mysticism: Premonitions - Palaces - Parties: Costume - Prejudice - Races: Rowing (Crew) - Rescues - Tobacco: Cigarettes - USA: Connecticut, Massachusetts (Cambridge: Harvard University), New York (Long Island) - Water - Weapons: Daggers
Listing updated: 26 January 2015.
References: Film viewing : Fell-History p. 86; Sherwood-Best p. 199; Sinyard-Silent p. 95; Sweeney-Coming pp. 36, 43; Vermilye-Twenties p. 126; Weaver-Twenty p. 28 : Photoplay-192306 p. 17 : Website-AFI : with additional information provided by Arne Andersen.
Home video: DVD.