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Kismet
(1920) American
B&W : Five reels
Directed by Louis J. Gasnier

Cast: Otis Skinner [Haji, the beggar], Rosemary Theby [Kut-ul-Kulub], Elinor Fair [Marsinah], Mathilda Comont [Nargis], Nicholas Dunaev [Nasir], Herschel Mayall [Jawan], Fred Lancaster (Fred de Silva) [Zayd], Leon Bary [Caliph Abdullah], Sidney Smith [the jester], Hamilton Revelle [Mansur], Thomas Kennedy [Gaoler], Sam Kaufman [Amru], Emmett C. King [Abu Bakr], Fanny Ferrari [Gulnar], Emily Seville [a maid to Gulnar], Georgia Woodthorpe [a maid to Gulnar], Harry Lorraine [Muezzin], Paul Weigel [Afife], Robert A. Evans [Kasim], Cornelia Skinner (Corelia Otis Skinner) [Miskah], James Adams [Chamberlain]

Waldorf Film Corporation production; distributed by Robertson-Cole Distributing Corporation. / Scenario by Charles E. Whittaker, from the play Kismet by Edward Knoblock. Art direction by Frank D. Ormstrom. Technical direction by Earl L. McMurtrie. Cinematography by Tony Gaudio, Glen MacWilliams and Joseph Du Bray. / © 24 November 1920 by Robertson-Cole Distributing Corporation [LP16920]. Released 14 November 1920. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / Exteriors shot at the new Robertson-Cole Hollywood studio (as it was being completed) with interiors shot at Haworth studios.

Drama.

Synopsis: Synopsis available in AFI-F1 n. F1.2361.

Survival status: Print exists [16mm reduction positive].

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Listing updated: 3 October 2014.

References: AFI-F1 n. F1.2361; Everson-American p. 163; Jewell-RKO p. 8; Limbacher-Feature p. 132 : Website-AFI.

Home video: DVD.

 
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