Under the Red Robe (1923 film)

Under the Red Robe is a 1923 silent historical drama directed by Alan Crosland based upon the Stanley Weyman novel Under the Red Robe. The film marks the last motion picture appearance by stage actor Robert B. Mantell who plays Cardinal Richelieu and the only silent screen performance of opera singer John Charles Thomas.[1][2]

Under the Red Robe
1923 lobby poster showing Robert B. Mantell and John Charles Thomas
Directed byAlan Crosland
Written byBayard Veiller (scenario)
Based onUnder the Red Robe (1894 novel)
by Stanley J. Weyman
StarringRobert B. Mantell
Music byWilliam Frederick Peters
CinematographyGilbert Warrenton
Harold Wenstrom
Distributed byGoldwyn Pictures
Release date
  • November 12, 1923 (1923-11-12) (US)
Running time
10 reels
(2,762 meters)
CountryUnited States
(English intertitles)

The novel was refilmed in the sound era in 1937 as Under the Red Robe directed by Victor Seastrom.



The film survives complete at the George Eastman House. A Samuel Goldwyn release, it was donated by MGM.[3]


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