~Scaramouche~
1923
~147-46: Alice Terry~
~This image provided by Peter Mikkelsen~
~Plot Synopsis~
This silent era classic was based on the swashbuckling adventure novel by Rafael Sabatini,
the author whose works later inspired such renowned genre favorites as Captain Blood
(1935) and The Sea Hawk (1940). Andre Moreau (Roman Novarro) is a law student during
the time of the brewing French Revolution who politically supports his dissatisfied fellow
citizens. During a confrontation with the Marquis de la Tour d'Azyr (Lewis Stone), a feared
nobleman sympathetic to the royalist cause, the blue blood murders Andre's agitator
friend. Unable to engage in swordplay against the legendary prowess of the Marquis,
Andre vows revenge and joins a local circus troupe, hiding behind the guise of
Scaramouche, a clown, while training in the art of fencing with a master. Andre also falls in
love with a woman smitten by the dashing Marquis, but she returns to the troupe when she
learns of the nobleman's infidelity. As political unrest boils over into rebellion, Moreau and
the Marquis cross steel. Scaramouche (1923) was remade often, most notably in 1952,
which features the cinema's longest sword battle and costarred Stone in a different role.

Plot Synopsis by Karl Williams, AllMovie.com
Directed by: Rex Ingram

Written by:  
Willis Goldbeck - adaptation & scenario

Based on the novel  Scaramouche  by Rafael Sabatini (Boston, 1921).
~Cast~

Lloyd Ingraham ...  Quintin de Kercadiou
Alice Terry ...  Aline de Kercadiou, Quintin's Neice
Ramon Novarro ...  André-Louis Moreau, Quintin's Godson
Lewis Stone ...  The Marquis de la Tour d'Azyr
Julia Swayne Gordon ...  The Countess Thérèse de Plougastel
William Humphrey ...  The Chevalier de Chabrillone
Otto Matieson ...  Philippe de Vilmorin (as Otto Matiesen)
George Siegmann ...  George Jacques Danton (as George Siegman)
Bowditch M. Turner ...  Le Chapelier (as Bowditch Turner)
James A. Marcus ...  Challefau Binet (as James Marcus)
Edith Allen ...  Mlle. Climène Binet
John George ...  Polichinelle
Willard Lee Hall ...  The King's Lieutenant
Rose Dione ...  La Révolte
Edwin Argus ...  King Louis XVI (uncredited)
J. Edwin Brown ...  Monsieur Benoît (uncredited)
Louise Carver ...  Member of Theatre Audience (uncredited)
Edward Connelly ...  Minister to the King (uncredited)
Roy Coulson ...  Jean Paul Murat (uncredited)
Edward Coxen ...  Jacques (uncredited)
Carrie Daumery ...  Court Gossip (uncredited)
Fuerburg De Garcia ...  Maximilien Robespierre (uncredited)
Clotilde Delano ...  Marie Antoinette (uncredited)
William Dyer ...  The Gamekeeper (uncredited)
Snitz Edwards ...  Bit (uncredited)
Howard Gaye ...  Viscount d'Albert (uncredited)
Bynunsky Hyman ...  Extra (uncredited)
Arthur Jasmine ...  A Student of Rennes (uncredited)
Lorimer Johnston ...  Count Dupuye (uncredited)
Tom Kennedy ...  A Dragoon (uncredited)
Nelson McDowell ...  Rhodomont (uncredited)
Kalla Pasha ...  Keeper of the Paris Gate (uncredited)
Marjorie Reynolds ...  Bit Part (uncredited)
Mariano Samaniegos ...  Bit Part (uncredited)
David Sharpe ...  Bit (uncredited)
Lydia Yeamans Titus ...  Madame Binet (uncredited)
Jacques Tourneur ...  Extra (uncredited)
Slavko Vorkapich ...  Napoléon Bonaparte, a Lieutenant of Artillery (uncredited)
Carrie Clark Ward ...  Madame Benoît (uncredited)
~Remaining Credits~

Produced & Released by: Metro Pictures Corporation

Produced by: Rex Ingram
Cinematography by: John F. Seitz
Film Editing by: Grant Whytock
Costume Design by:
O'Kane Cornwell  - uncredited
Van Horn - uncredited
Eve Roth - uncredited
Production Management by: Curt Rehfeld
Assistant Director: Curt Rehfeld
Set Designer: Harold Grieve  
Stunts: David Sharpe
Other crew:
Technical Staff: John Hughes  
Supervisor: Rex Ingram
Technical Staff: Amos Myers  
Executive: Curt Rehfeld  
Technical Staff: Jack W. Robson  
Technical Staff: Arthur Smith  

Length: 10 Reels
Runtime: 131 Minutes
Released: February 1924
New York premiere: September 30,  1923
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