Prince of Tempters

Prince of Tempters is a 1926 American silent romance film directed by Lothar Mendes and starring Lois Moran, Ben Lyon and Lya De Putti. It is based on the novel The Ex-Duke by the British writer E. Phillips Oppenheim. The film was made at the Cosmopolitan Studios in New York. It was the first film made in America by the German director Lothar Mendes, who married Dorothy Mackaill while working on the production.[1][2]

Prince of Tempters
Directed byLothar Mendes
Produced byRobert Kane
Written byE. Phillips Oppenheim (novel)
Paul Bern
StarringLois Moran
Ben Lyon
Lya De Putti
Ian Keith
CinematographyErnest Haller
Robert Kane Productions
Distributed byFirst National Pictures
Release date
October 17, 1926
Running time
82 minutes
CountryUnited States
English intertitles

A copy of this film is held at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.[3]




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