~The Young Rajah~
1922
~Rudolph Valentino~
~Plot Synopsis~
Having played a sheik, it only made sense to cast Rudolph Valentino -- whose first name was still being
spelled Rodolph -- as an Indian rajah. At least, that's how Paramount saw things, and that's really the
only excuse for the creation of this drama. The Judds, Caleb (Spottiswoode Aitken) and Sarah (Fanny
Midgley), find a pair of Hindus on their doorstep one stormy night. They are holding a baby and a note
from Caleb's brother, Joshua (Charles Ogle), informs them that he is heir to a throne and that they should
take care of him. The Judds do so, naming the boy (Pat Moore) Amos. Amos grows up (to be played by
Valentino) and except for his dark good looks, becomes a typical all-American college boy at Harvard.
He's on the rowing team, loves to ride horses, has a sweetheart in Molly Cabot (Wanda Hawley) -- and oh
yes, and he has visions. He sees himself in danger, and he is right -- the throne has been usurped and the
Judds are compelled to tell him his true identity, as his people are demanding him. The day before his
wedding to Molly, he leaves for India to once again become his people's leader. But all is not lost for his
girl -- he has another vision and knows they will reunite.

Plot Synopsis by Janiss Garza, AllMovie.com
Directed by: Phil Rosen

Written by:
June Mathis - screenplay

Based on the play  Amos Judd  by John Ames Mitchell, Alethea Luce (New
York, 1895)  Amos Judd, a Play in a Prologue and Four Acts.
~Cast~

Rudolph Valentino ...  Amos Judd
Charles Ogle ...  Joshua Judd
Fanny Midgley ...  Sarah Judd
George Periolat ...  General Devi Das Gadi
George Field ...  Prince Rajanya Paikparra Munsingh
Bertram Grassby ...  Maharajah Ali Kahn
Josef Swickard ...  Narada - the Mystic
William Boyd ...  Stephen Van Kovert
Robert Ober ...  Horace Bennett
Jack Giddings ...  Austin Slade Jr.
Wanda Hawley ...  Molly Cabot
Edward Jobson ...  John Cabot
J. Farrell MacDonald ...  Amhad Beg - Prime Minister
Spottiswoode Aitken ...  Caleb (uncredited)
Joseph Harrington ...  Dr. Fettiplace (uncredited)
Julanne Johnston ...  Dancing Girl (uncredited)
Pat Moore ...  Amos as a Child (uncredited)
Maude Wayne ...  Miss Elsie Van Kovert (uncredited)
~Remaining Credits~

Production Company: Famous Players-Lasky Corporation

Released by: Paramount Pictures

Cinematography by: James Van Trees
Costumes by: Natacha Rambova
Presenter: Jesse L. Lasky

Length: 8 Reels
Runtime: 54 Minutes
Released: November 12, 1922
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