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Sumurun (1920)

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The favorite slave girl of a tyrannical sheik falls in love with a cloth merchant. Meanwhile, a hunchback clown suffers unrequited love for a traveling dancer who wants to join the harem.

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Yeggar - the Hunchback
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Yannaia - a Dancer
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Der alte Scheich
Jenny Hasselqvist ...
Sumurun
Aud Egede-Nissen ...
Haidee
Harry Liedtke ...
Nur-Al Din
Carl Clewing ...
Der junge Scheich
Margarete Kupfer ...
Alte Frau
Jakob Tiedtke ...
Head Eunuch
Max Kronert ...
Muffti, 1st Servant of Nur-al-Djin
Paul Biensfeldt ...
Achmed, the Slave Trader
Paul Graetz ...
Pufti, 2nd Servant of Nur-al-Djin
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The favorite slave girl of a tyrannical sheik falls in love with a cloth merchant, which puts her life in terrible danger. Luckily, she is beloved of the rest of the harem, which conspires to bring the true lovers together, while distracting the prying eyes of the eunuchs who serve as palace guards. Meanwhile, a traveling dancer is eager to become part of the harem, much to the despair of the hunchback clown who is in love with her. Written by J. Spurlin

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harem | hunchback | dancer | slave | sheik | See more »

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Thousands of people - a wonder city is re-created - the master-work of Lubitsch, director of "Passion" (191 One Arabian Night poster) See more »


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25 September 1921 (USA)  »

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(Kino Print)

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Lavish and entertaining but cold; Pola Negri steals the film
9 September 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The favorite slave girl of a tyrannical sheik (the memorable Paul Wegener) falls in love with a cloth merchant, which puts her life in terrible danger. Luckily, she is beloved of the rest of the harem, which conspires to bring the true lovers together, while distracting the prying eyes of the eunuchs who serve as palace guards. Meanwhile, a traveling dancer (Pola Negri) is eager to become part of the harem, much to the despair of the hunchback clown who is in love with her.

Ernst Lubitsch directed this lavish production, which is entertaining but cold. Everything about the film keeps us at arm's length - the forgettable lovers, the unaffecting pathos (compare Lubitsch as the clown to the sympathetic Lon Chaney in similar roles) and the strident comedy. The extravagant sets and costumes, and the bold and energetic way in which the film is shot and put together, make the film enjoyable nevertheless.

Jenny Hasselqvist in the title role barely makes an impression. The revelation for me was Pola Negri, whom I was seeing for the first time when I watched this movie. It's her film. Her mixture of naturalness and affected silent-era mannerisms, her blend of girlishness and vampish womanly sexiness, make it clear why she became a star.


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