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The Prince Chap

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Produced by  Jesse L. Lasky
Genres  Silent film, Drama film
Country  United States
Director  William C. deMille
Art director  Mitchell Leisen

Language  Silent (English intertitles)
Release date  August 1920 (1920-08)
Based on  The Prince Chap  by Edward Peple
Writer  Edward Peple (play), Olga Printzlau
Cast  Kathlyn Williams (Alice Travers), Ann Forrest (Phoebe Puckers), Thomas Meighan (William Peyton), Charles Stanton Ogle (Runion), Mae Giraci
Similar movies  Captain Fury (1939), The World and the Woman, Carmen (1915), Temptation (1915), Passion Flower (1930)

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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
  • Yvonne Gardelle
  • Preservation status

    It is not known whether the film currently survives.


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