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  Betty Blythe.
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The Queen of Sheba
(1921) American
B&W : Nine reels / 8279 feet
Directed by J. Gordon Edwards

Cast: Betty Blythe [The Queen of Sheba], Fritz Leiber [King Solomon], Clare De Lorez [Queen Amrath, wife of Solomon], George Siegmann [King Armud of Sheba], Herbert Heyes [Tamaran, courtier of Sheba], Herschel Mayall [Menton, Sheba’s minister of state], G. Raymond Nye [Adonnijah, Solomon’s brother], George Nichols [King David], Genevieve Blin [Beth-Sheba], Pat Moore [Sheba’s son, at age 4], Joan Gordon [Nomis, Sheba’s sister], William Hardy [Olos, Sheba’s giant slave], Paul Cazeneuve [the pharoah’s envoy], John Cosgrove [king of Tyre], Nell Craig [Princess Vashti], Al Fremont [a captain of Adonnijah’s army], Earl Crain [Joab, a soldier], Al Hoxie [chariot stunt driver], Robert Livingston [extra]

Fox Film Corporation production; distributed by Fox Film Corporation. / Produced by William Fox. Scenario by J. Gordon Edwards, from a screen story by Virginia Tracy. Costume design by Margaret Whistler. Chariot race sequence supervision by Tom Mix. Assistant director, Mike Higgins. Cinematography by John W. Boyle. Presented by William Fox. / © 17 April 1921 by Fox Film Corporation [LP16470]. Premiered 4 September 1921. Released 11 December 1921. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format.

Drama: Historical.

Survival status: The film is presumed lost.

Current rights holder: Public domain [USA].

Listing updated: 21 March 2008.

References: Brownlow-Parade pp. 70, 327, 378, 379, 380-382, 383, 384, 388; Cooper-Dark p. 141; Lahue-Gentlemen p. 36; Smith-Epic pp. xvi, 258 : Website-AFI; Website-IMDb.

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