The Morals of Marcus Ordeyne (novel)
From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
The Morals of Marcus Ordeyne is a 1905 British novel written by William John Locke. A young woman is kept in a Turkish harem with an arranged marriage to a man she does not love. Instead she escapes with a British adventurer and goes to live in London. Along with his next book, The Beloved Vagabond, it was a major success.
In 1907 the novel was adapted by Locke into a play. In 1915 the first silent version was made with Marie Doro who starred in the 1907 play. In 1921 a silent film adaptation was made. In 1935 Miles Mander directed The Morals of Marcus, with Ian Hunter in the title role.