Produced byJesse L. Lasky GenresSilent film, Drama film CountryUnited States
DirectorWilliam C. deMille Art directorMitchell Leisen Duration
LanguageSilent (English intertitles) Release dateAugust 1920 (1920-08) Based onThe Prince Chap
by Edward Peple WriterEdward Peple (play), Olga Printzlau CastKathlyn Williams (Alice Travers), Ann Forrest (Phoebe Puckers), Thomas Meighan (William Peyton), Charles Stanton Ogle (Runion), Mae Giraci Similar moviesCaptain Fury (1939), The World and the Woman, Carmen (1915), Temptation (1915), Passion Flower (1930)
Restoring a 1920 s movie poster the prince chap
The Prince Chap is a 1920 American silent drama film directed by William C. deMille and written by Olga Printzlau based upon the play of the same name by Edward Peple. The film stars Thomas Meighan, Charles Ogle, Kathlyn Williams, Casson Ferguson, Ann Forrest, Peaches Jackson, and Mae Giraci. The film was released in August 1920, by Paramount Pictures.
As described in a film magazine, William Peyton (Meighan), an artist occupying a poor apartment in the Latin quarter of London with his servant Runion (Ogle), is prevailed by a poor artists' model (Hart) to take her child and keep it upon her death. William agrees and raises Claudia as if she was his own daughter. His fiancee Alice Travers (Williams), hearing Claudia call him "pappa", misunderstands the situation and breaks their engagement. After several years, William has become prosperous and Claudia grows into womanhood. Jack, the Earl of Huntington (Ferguson), a fellow artist and friend of William, falls in love with Claudia (Lee) and asks for her hand in marriage. She refuses him. Alice, now a widow, returns to renew their friendship, but William's love for her is dead. He loves only Claudia and finds that his love is reciprocated.
Thomas Meighan as William Peyton
Charles Ogle as Runion
Kathlyn Williams as Alice Travers
Casson Ferguson as Jack, Earl of Huntington
Ann Forrest as Phoebe Puckers
Peaches Jackson as Claudia (age 4)
Mae Giraci as Claudia (age 8)
Lila Lee as Claudia (age 18)
Lillian Leighton as Aunt
Bertram Johns as Ballington
Florence Hart as Claudia's Mother
Theodore Kosloff as Yadder
Clarence Geldart as Helmer
It is not known whether the film currently survives.