~The Great Deception~
~Aileen Pringle & Ben Lyon~
~Plot Synopsis~
The Great Deception is set during WWI. Educated in Germany, British youth Cyril Mansfield (Ben Lyon) is
seemingly uncertain of his loyalties when the War breaks out. Refusing to enlist in the British army, Cyril
is accused of being a slacker and a coward. He then commits the ultimate betrayal by selling his services
to the Germans. What none of Cyril's friends know is that he is secretly in the employ of British
intelligence, pretending to be a spy for the Kaiser in order to get his hands on the enemy's secret war
plans. His true purpose is revealed when his girlfriend Lois (Aileen Pringle) is kidnapped by German
agent Von Markow (Lucien Prival).

Plot Synopsis by Hal Erickson, AllMovie.com
Directed by: Howard Higgin

Written by: Paul Bern

Based on the novel "The Yellow Dove," by George Gibbs

Ben Lyon ...  Cyril Mansfield
Aileen Pringle ...  Lois
Basil Rathbone ...  Rizzio
Sam Hardy ...  Handy
Charlotte Walker ...  Mrs. Mansfield
Amelia Summerville ...  Lady Jane
Hubert Wilke ...  General Von Frankenhauser
Lucien Prival ...  Von Markow
Lucius Henderson ...  Burton
Mark Gonzales ...  Maxwell
~Remaining Credits~

Produced by: Robert Kane Productions

Distributed by: First National Pictures

Cinematography by: Ernest Haller        
Presenter: Robert Kane

6 Reels
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Released: July 25, 1926
Filmed in Cosmopolitan-International Studios - 127th Street, East Harlem, Manhattan, New York
City, New York, USA