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A French adventurer fights to save a woman in the life of prostitution. Manon Lescaut is a 1926 silent German feature film based on the oft-filmed novel by Abbe Prevost. It stars Lya De Putti and was directed by Arthur Robison. It was produced and distributed by renown German film company Universum Film AG better known as UFA. A young actress named Marlene Dietrich had a supporting role in this production. A set decorator on this film was the soon to be American Expatriate Paul Leni, who would find great success as a director in Hollywood.

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  1. Arthur Robison

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Hans Kyser


  3. Abbé Prévost


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  1. Lya De Putti

    Lya De Putti

    Manon Lescaut

  2. VG

    Vladimir Gajdarov

    Des Grieux

  3. ER

    Eduard Rothauser

    Marschall Des Grieux

  4. FG

    Fritz Greiner

    Marquis de Bill

  5. Frida Richard

    Frida Richard

    Manons Tante

  6. EK

    Emilie Kurz

    Manons Tante

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 39m

Budget -

Revenue -

Homepage -

Release Information

  • February 15, 1926



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