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The Devil Dancer
(1927) American
B&W : Eight reels / 7600 feet
Directed by Fred Niblo + [Lynn Shores and Alfred Raboch]

Cast: Gilda Gray [Takla], Clive Brook [Stephen Athelstan], Anna May Wong [Sada], Serge Temoff [Beppo], Michael Vavitch [Hassim], Sojin (Sojin Kamiyama) [Sadik Lama], Ann Schaffer (Anne Schaefer) [Tana], Albert Conti [Arnold Guthrie], Martha Mattox [Isabel], Kalla Pasha [Toy], James B. Leong [Grand Lama], William H. Tooker [Lathrop], Clair Du Brey [Audrey], Nora Cecil [Julia], Barbara Tennant [white woman], Clarissa Selwynne, Ura Mita

Goldwyn Pictures Corporation production; distributed by United Artists Corporation. / Produced by Samuel Goldwyn. Scenario by Alice D.G. Miller, from a screen story by Harry Hervey. Set design by Harold Grieve and Willy Pogany. Assistant director, H.B. Humberstone (H. Bruce Humberstone). Cinematography by George Barnes and Thomas Brannigan. Intertitles by Edwin Justus Mayer. Edited by Viola Lawrence. / © 29 December 1927 [LP24804]. Premiered 3 November 1927 in Los Angeles, California. Released 19 November 1927. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / According to an article in Variety, 9 November 1927, the film’s direction was started by Alfred Raboch, with Lynn Shores as assistant director; the two men soon switched responsibilities; then Fred Niblo took over as director (presumably with Humberstone stepping in as assistant director) and completed the film. / Silent film.

Drama: Romance.

Synopsis: Synopsis available in AFI-F2 n. F2.1310.

Survival status: The film is presumed lost.

Current rights holder: (unknown)

Keywords: Families: Brother-sister relationships - Himalayan mountains - Islam - Monasteries - Muslims

Listing updated: 26 January 2015.

References: AFI-F2 n. F2.1310; Balio-UA p. ? : Website-IMDb : with additional information provided by Arne Andersen.

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