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The Arab
(1915) American
B&W : Five reels
Directed by Cecil B. DeMille

Cast: Edgar Selwyn [Jamil], Horace B. Carpenter [Sheik of El Khryssa], Milton Brown [Abdullah], Billy Elmer (William Elmer) [Meshur], Sydney Deane [Doctor Hilbert], Gertrude Robinson [Mary Hilbert], Park Jones (J. Parke Jones) [Ibrahim], Theodore Roberts [Kyamil Pasha], Raymond Hatton [the mysterious messenger], Irvin S. Cobb [an American tourist]

Jesse L. Lasky Feature Play Company, Incorporated, production; distributed by Paramount Pictures Corporation. / Scenario by Edgar Selwyn and Cecil B. DeMille, from the play The Arab by Edgar Selwyn. Art direction by Wilfred Buckland. Cinematography by Alvin Wyckoff. Edited by Cecil B. DeMille. Presented by Jesse L. Lasky. / © 9 June 1915 by Jesse L. Lasky Feature Play Company, Incorporated [LU5502]. Released 14 June 1915. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / Selwyn’s film debut.

Drama: Adventure.

Synopsis: Synopsis available in AFI-F1 n. F1.0133.

Survival status: Print exists in the Gosfilmfond film archive.

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Keywords: Americans (Abroad) - Arabs

Listing updated: 17 March 2012.

References: AFI-F1 n. F1.0133; Bohn-Light p. 90; Fell-History p. 106 : with additional information provided by Mary Cade.

 
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