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A Daughter of the Gods
(1916) American
B&W : Ten reels
Directed by [Herbert Brenon]

Cast: Annette Kellerman [Anitia], William E. Shay [Prince Omar], Hal De Forrest [sultan], Mademoiselle Marcelle Hontabat [Cleone], Edward Boring [Arab sheik], Violet Horner [Zarrah], Jane Lee [Little Prince Omar], Katherine Lee [Nydia], Stuart Holmes [Moor merchant], Ricca Allen [Witch of Badness], Henrietta Gilbert [Fairy of Goodness], Walter James [the chief eunuch], Milly Liston [Zarrah’s mother], Walter McCullough [the chief guard], Mark Price [the slave dealer], Louise Rial [the slave dealer’s wife], Barbara Castleton

Fox Film Corporation production; distributed by Fox Film Corporation. / Produced by William Fox. Scenario by Herbert Brenon. Production supervised by J. Gordon Edwards. General manager, Winfield R. Sheehan. Art direction by John D. Braddon. Costume design by Irene Lee. Property master, Joseph Allan Turner. Modeller, Herbert Messmore. Chief electrician, F. Sullivan. Technical director, George Fitch. Cinematography by J. Roy Hunt, André Barlatier, Marcel Le Picard, A. Culp, William C. Marshall, C. Richards and E. Warren. Intertitle editor, Hettie Grey Baker. Musical accompaniment by Robert Hood Bowers. Presented by William Fox. / © 15 October 1916 by William Fox [LP9325]. Released 17 October 1916. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / The production was shot in Kingston, Jamaica. Brenon’s direction went uncredited. Fox had the film recut for release. The film was rereleased in the USA by Fox Film Corporation in December 1917, in August 1918 and in February 1920.

Drama: Fantasy.

Survival status: The film is presumed lost.

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Keywords: Crime: Murder - Death: Murder - Fairies - Witches

Listing updated: 1 July 2012.

References: AFI-F1 n. F1.0939; Brownlow-Parade p. 417; Cooper-Dark p. 141; Everson-American p. 369; Sklar-Movie p. 92; Slide-Aspects p. 21; Thompson-Lost pp. xix, 44 : with additional information provided by Mary Cade.

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