Snitz Edwards


Directed by                Rex Ingram
Produced by              Metro Pictures Corporation
Scenario by                Mary O’Hara
Based on                     the novel The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope
Starring                      Lewis Stone, Alice Terry, Robert Edeson, Stuart Holmes, Ramon Novarro, Barbara La Marr, Malcolm McGregor, Snitz Edwards
Cinematography       John F. Seitz
Distributed by           Metro Pictures Corporation
Release date               September 11, 1922
Running time             113 min.
Country                      United States
Language                    Silent film, English intertitles


The film is included in our program to illustrate the work our star Snitz Edwards.


"The Prisoner of Zenda" is a drama, adventure, romance and a swashbuckler.

On the eve of his coronation the king of Ruritania is drugged by his evil conspiring half-brother, who wishes the throne for himself.  By a trick of circumstance at this time a king's cousin is on a visit from England.  This distant relative happens to look very much like the incapacitated king, and is called upon to fill in for him during the ceremony.  Now the evil brother has a problem: he has to eliminate not one, but two rivals for the throne.

The love woes of two good-looking women, the intrigues and the sword fights provide abundant drama and entertainment.

Lewis Stone plays two roles in the film - the king and the visiting cousin.

Snitz Edwards plays Josef the butler, who gives his life protecting his beloved king.



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Lewis Stone and Snitz Edwards in The Prisoner of Zenda 1922 25

   Lewis Stone, Snitz Edwards and Robert Edeson