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  Ramon Novarro and Norma Shearer.
Photograph: courtesy Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
The Student Prince
in Old Heidelberg

Also known as The Student Prince in the United Kingdom : [Old Heidelberg] : {The Student Prince of Old Heidelberg}
(1927) American
B&W : Ten reels / 2875.79 metres
Directed by Ernst Lubitsch + [John M. Stahl]

Cast: Ramon Navarro [Prince Karl Heinrich], Norma Shearer [Kathi], Jean Hersholt [Doctor Friedrich Jüttner], Gustav von Seffertitz [King Karl VII], Philipe de Lacy (Philippe de Lacy) [Prince Karl Heinrich, as boy], Edgar Norton [Lutz], Bobby Mack [Johann Kellermann], Edward Connelly [Prime Minister Von Haugk], Otis Harlan [old Ruder], John S. Peters [a student], George K. Arthur [the drunk student], Lionel Belmore [the stout student], Edythe Chapman [young Karl’s nanny], Lincoln Stedman [a student]

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Corporation production; distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corporation. / Produced by Ernst Lubitsch. Scenario by Hans Kraly (Hanns Kräly), from the operetta adaptation The Student Prince by Sigmond Romberg and the play adaptation In Old Heidelberg by [?] Dorothy Donnelly? of the novel Karl Heinrich by Wilhelm Meyer-Förster. Set design by Cedric Gibbons and Richard Day + [Edgar G. Ulmer]. Costume design by Ali Hubert. Costume assistant, Eric Locke. Cinematography by John Mescall. Intertitles by Marian Ainslee and Ruth Cummings. Edited by Andrew Marton. Original music score by William Axt and David Mendoza. / © 30 January 1928 by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Corporation [LP25374]. Premiered 21 September 1927 in New York, New York. General release, 30 January 1928. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / Lahue-Gentlemen p. 174 misidentifies Shearer as Norma Talmadge. / Silent film.

Comedy-Drama: Romance.

Survival status: Print exists in the film holdings of Warner Brothers Pictures [35mm positive].

Current rights holder: (unknown)

Listing updated: 20 September 2008.

References: Best-Those p. 56; Eames-MGM p. 36; Everson-American p. 269; Fell-History p. 119; Lahue-Gentlemen p. 174; Limbacher-Feature pp. 177, 237; McCaffrey-Guide p. 12; Vermilye-Twenties p. 104 : Website-IMDb.

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