A law student becomes an outlaw French revolutionary when he decides to avenge the unjust killing of his friend. To get close to the aristocrat who has killed his friend the student adopts the identity of Scaramouche the clown.
Cast: Ramon Novarro [André-Louis Moreau], Alice Terry [Aline de Kercadiou], Lloyd Ingraham [Quintin de Kercadiou, Aline’s uncle], Lewis Stone [Marquis de la Tour d’Azyr], Julia Swayne Gordon [Countess Thérèse de Plougastel], William Humphrey [Chevalier de Chabrillane], Otto Matiesen [Philippe de Vilmorin], George Siegmann [Georges Jacques Danton], Bowditch Turner [Le Chapelier], James Marcus [Challefau Binet], Edith Allen [Climene Binet], Lydia Yeamans Titus [Madame Binet], John George [Polinchinelle], Nelson McDowell [Rhodomont], De Garcia Fuerburg [Maximilien Robespierre], Roy Coulson [Jean Paul Marat], Edwin Argus [King Louis XVI], Clotilde Delano [Marie Antoinette], Willard Lee Hall [the king’s lieutenant], Slavko Vorkapitch [Lieutenant Napoléon Bonaparte], Lorimer Johnston [Count Dupuye], Edward Connelly [a minister to the king], Howard Gaye [Viscount d’Albert], J. Edwin Brown [Monsieur Benoît], Carrie Clark Ward [Madame Benoît], Edward Coxen [Jacques], William Dyer [the gamekeeper], Rose Dione [La Revolte], Arthur Jasmine [a student of Rennes], Tom Kennedy [a dragoon], Kalla Pasha [the keeper of the Paris gate], B. Hyman (Binunsky Hyman) [extra], Louise Carver [extra]
Metro Pictures Corporation production; distributed by Metro Pictures Corporation. / Produced by Rex Ingram. Scenario by Willis Goldbeck, from the novel Scaramouche by Rafael Sabatini. Production manager, Curt Rehfeld. Costume design by O’Kane Cornwell, Eve Roth and Van Horn. Assistant director, Curt Rehfeld. Cinematography by John F. Seitz. Edited by Grant Whytock. / © 10 October 1923 by Metro Pictures Corporation [LP19477]. Premiered 30 September 1923 in New York, New York. General release, February 1924. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / The film was released (general release) in the USA by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in February 1924.