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.[1][2]

The Prince Chap
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Directed byWilliam C. deMille
Produced byJesse L. Lasky
Screenplay byOlga Printzlau (scenario)
Based onThe Prince Chap
by Edward Peple
StarringThomas Meighan
Charles Ogle
Kathlyn Williams
Casson Ferguson
Ann Forrest
Peaches Jackson
Mae Giraci
CinematographyL. Guy Wilky
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • August 1920 (1920-08)
Running time
60 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)


As described in a film magazine,[3] 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.


Preservation status

It is not known whether the film currently survives.[4]


  1. "The Prince Chap". Retrieved 19 January 2015.
  2. "The Prince Chap (1920) - Overview -". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 19 January 2015.
  3. "Reviews: The Prince Chap". Exhibitors Herald. New York City: Exhibitors Herald Company. 10 (24): 74. June 12, 1920.
  4. Progressive Silent Film List: The Prince Chap at

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