Truxton King (film)

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Truxton King
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Directed by Jerome Storm
Written by Paul Schofield
Based on Graustark
by George Barr McCutcheon
Produced by William Fox
Starring John Gilbert
Cinematography Joseph H. August
Distributed by Fox Film Corporation
Release date
  • February 18, 1923 (1923-02-18)
Running time
60 minutes; 6 reels
CountryUnited States
Language Silent (English intertitles)

Truxton King is a lost [1] 1923 American silent drama film directed by Jerome Storm. The film stars John Gilbert while he was a player for Fox Film Corporation and is based upon the novel Graustark by George Barr McCutcheon. [2]



As described in a film magazine, [3] looking for adventure, American Truxton King (Gilbert) is visiting the eastern European country of Graustark. He accidentally enters the palace grounds and meets Prince Robin (Moore), who takes a liking to the stranger and shows him around. They meet his Aunt Lorraine (Clifford) who went to school with Truxton's sister. Prince Robin makes the American promise that he will meet him at the fortune teller's hut the next day. Truxton goes there and overhears a plot to assassinate the young heir. Truxton is made a prisoner but later escapes, also freeing Lorraine who was also captured. He returns in time to prevent the attempted assassination. The revolutionist then attacks the castle and Truxton goes for help. They arrive in time to save the Prince. Truxton realizes his love for Lorraine although, because of their different stations in society, he prepares to leave. Lorraine then tells him that she is an American, too, and consents to be his wife.


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  1. The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: Truxton
  2. The AFI Catalog of Feature Films: Truxton King
  3. "Truxton King: Released by Fox". Exhibitor's Trade Review. East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania: Exhibitor's Trade Review, Inc. 13 (12): 625. February 17, 1923.