In the Name of Love

In the Name of Love

In the Name of Love is a 1925 American silent comedy film directed by Howard Higgin and written by Sada Cowan. It is based on the play The Lady of Lyons by Edward Bulwer-Lytton. It stars Ricardo Cortez, Greta Nissen, Wallace Beery, Raymond Hatton, Lillian Leighton, Edythe Chapman, and Richard Arlen. It was released on August 10, 1925 by Paramount Pictures.


As described in a film magazine advertisement, young Frenchman Raoul Melnotte, leaving his boyhood sweetheart Marie behind, goes to America to make his fortune. Marie promises to wait for him. Ten years later he returns to France, his fortune still unmade. Marie, however, has grown rich and snobbish. Hosts of men have made love to her, but her heart is set upon meeting a Prince of Como, who is visiting France, and will have nothing to do with Raoul. Glavis and the Marquis de Beausant, who have been lilted by the coquettish Marie, suggest to Raoul that he masquerade as the Prince of Como, marry Marie, and then humiliate her. He carries through the plan, and she weds him. When she finds out that she has been tricked, she is furious. Her brother Dumas, discovering the fraud, attacks Raoul and is about to kill him when Marie, realizing that she loves the masquerader in spite of everything, saves his life.

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    director Howard Higgin
    genre comedy
    keywords discover meet nothing set up
    producer Adolph Zukor Jesse L. Lasky
    productionCompany Famous Players–Lasky Corporation
    publisher Paramount Pictures
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