1925 directed by Clarence Brown starring Rudolph Valentino as Drubovsky, Vilma Banky as Mascha, Louise Dresser as the Czarina, Albert Conti as Kuschka and James A. Marcus as Kryilla. After witnessing the daring rescue of a runaway carriage by the dashing, young Lieutenant Dubrovski, (Valentino), a smitten Czarina orders him to attend a private dinner. A few drinks later, the middle aged Czarina, feeling a little lusty, exits to change into something more comfortable and the Lieutenant makes a hasty getaway. The re-buffed Czarina, duly chagrined, orders that the Lieutenant be arrested as a deserter, and has his ancestral estate seized then sold to the seedy Kryilla. Swearing revenge, the Lieutenant goes into hiding then surfaces as a masked avenger known as The Eagle.