Manon Lescaut (1926)

A tragic love story between a French nobleman and a young seducer.


Arthur Robison


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lya De Putti ... Manon Lescaut
Vladimir Gajdarov ... Chevalier Des Grieux
Eduard Rothauser Eduard Rothauser ... Military Commander Des Grieux
Fritz Greiner Fritz Greiner ... Marquis of Bli
Hubert von Meyerinck ... The Younger Bli
Frida Richard Frida Richard ... Manon's Aunt
Emilie Kurz Emilie Kurz ... Manon's Aunt
Lydia Potechina ... Susanne
Theodor Loos ... Tiberge
Sig Arno ... Lescaut
Trude Hesterberg Trude Hesterberg ... Claire
Marlene Dietrich ... Micheline
Olga Engl
Karl Harbacher Karl Harbacher
Hans Junkermann


In the beginning, Manon Lescaut, a young mistress, is taken away from a convent by the French nobleman des Grieux, who is young as well, under the pretext he's her step brother. The two are in love and the debts are getting bigger each day due to him being disinherited by his father because of the wrong woman he fled with. She gets forced by the desire full and rich Marquis de Bli to stay with him in order to save her disinherited lover. At the acknowledgment of this, he doesn't want her for a while, until he cannot stand it anymore and takes her back. After this, expenses continue to grow due to Manons' posh habits, so the marquis continues to chase her, until the two lovers decide to get married in order to start a fresh new life. At the hearing of such news, the marquis kidnaps the girl and tries to convince her that she should live in wealth and accept his lavish offers, instead of the low class work she does. When Manon and des Grieux get the chance to see each other, she is ... Written by poolistu

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Release Date:

5 April 1926 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Geliebte des Abbe See more »

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Universum Film (UFA) See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Known in Denmark under the same title. See more »


Version of Manon Lescaut (1983) See more »

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