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.
|The Prince Chap|
|Directed by||William C. deMille|
|Produced by||Jesse L. Lasky|
|Screenplay by||Olga Printzlau (scenario)|
|Based on||The Prince Chap|
by Edward Peple
|Cinematography||L. Guy Wilky|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
|Language||Silent (English intertitles)|
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
It is not known whether the film currently survives.
- "The Prince Chap". afi.com. Retrieved 19 January 2015.
- "The Prince Chap (1920) - Overview - TCM.com". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 19 January 2015.
- "Reviews: The Prince Chap". Exhibitors Herald. New York City: Exhibitors Herald Company. 10 (24): 74. June 12, 1920.
- Progressive Silent Film List: The Prince Chap at silentera.com
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to The Prince Chap.|
- The Prince Chap on IMDb
- Peple, Edward (1904), The Prince Chap, a Comedy in Three Acts, New York: Samuel French, Publishers, on the Internet Archive