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In Kronberg, Ruritania, the planned wedding of Queen Regina (Seena Owen) and Prince Wolfram (Walter Byron) is halted when the prince falls in love with Patricia Kelly (Gloria Swanson), a beautiful orphan at the convent. The prince kidnaps Patricia and takes her to the palace, but the queen drives her out. After a failed suicide attempt, Patricia unwillingly allows her scurrilous aunt to marry her off to a decrepit scoundrel. Undaunted, Wolfram follows Patricia to her new home in East Africa.
Initial release: January 1, 1929 (USA)
Directors: Erich von Stroheim, Sam Wood, Edmund Goulding, Richard Boleslawski
Producers: Erich von Stroheim, Gloria Swanson, Joseph P. Kennedy Sr.
Screenplay: Edmund Goulding, Delmer Daves, Marian Ainslee, Paul L. Stein
Music composed by: Ugo Derouard, Adolph Tandler
Stars: Gloria Swanson, Walter Byron, Seena Owen
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