||Ronald Colman and Vilma Banky.
Photograph: Silent Era image collection.
The Magic Flame
B&W : Nine reels / 8308 feet
Directed by Henry King
Cast: Ronald Colman [Tito / the count], Vilma Banky [Bianca], Agostino Borgato [the ringmaster], Gustav von Seyffertitz [the chancellor], Harvey Clarke [aide], Shirley Palmer [the wife], Cosmo Kyrle Bellew [the husband], George Davis [the utility man], André Cheron [manager], Vadim Uraneff [visitor], Meurnier-Surcouf [the sword swallower], Paoli [the strong man], William Bakewell, David Mir
Samuel Goldwyn, Incorporated, production; distributed by United Artists Corporation. / Produced by Samuel Goldwyn. Scenario by Bess Meredyth, from the play König Harlekin (The Harlequin King) by Rudolph Lothar. Continuity by June Mathis. Art direction by Carl Oscar Borg. Technical advisor, Captain Marco Elter. Assistant director, Robert Florey. Cinematography by George S. Barnes. Intertitles by George Marion Jr. and Nellie Revell. Edited by Viola Lawrence. Theme song by Sigmund Spaeth. / Premiered 26 August 1927. Premiered 18 September 1927 at Rialto Theatre in New York, New York. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / [?] Balio-UA p. ? lists release date as 14 August 1927. / Silent film.
Survival status: The film is presumed lost.
Current rights holder: (unknown)
Listing updated: 26 January 2015.
References: Balio-UA p. ?; MoPicAlmanac-1929 p. 11; Quirk-Colman pp. 8, 9, 17, 111, 112, 113, 154; Smith-Colman pp. 34, 81-83, 87, 298; Weaver-Twenty p. 452 : with additional information provided by Arne Andersen and Christine Lefeux.