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Important note: This is not a film review. It is my ambition to add as many silent film synopsis of films that have a survival status of unknown or presumed lost. I try to do as much research as I can and it is not my intention to deceive anyone, for sometimes the film does exist and some presumed lost films are still being discovered. I am more than delighted if someone has knowledge of a film listed as lost but survives, as I wish all silent films did survive. I hope the reader enjoys this brief synopsis.
The glittering province of Khorasan groans under the heavy taxes and cruelties imposed by its tyrannical sultan ( Sojin ); only Hassan ( Ernest Torrence ), the kind-hearted confectioner, lives tranquilly. He joins Rafi ( William Collier Jr. ), who arrives in the city in search of his beloved, Pervaneh ( Greta Nissen ), who has been taken by the sultan. In the slave market, Rafi gets enough money to buy her freedom, but she is abducted and taken to the palace by one of the sultan's men. Later, believing her dead, Rafi swears vengeance and organizes a band to terrorize the tyrant's officials. In disguise, the sultan attends a meeting of Rafi's cohorts and lures him to the palace by a message supposedly sent by Pervaneh; there the sultan stages a bacchanalian orgy to celebrate their death by torture. Hassan leads Rafi's men in a surprise attack on the palace in which the sultan is killed and his soldiers are routed. The lovers are united, and Hassan ascends the throne.
This 1926 silent adventure/drama was based on the play Hassan by James Elroy Flecker, produced by the Famous Players-Lasky Corporation, directed by Raoul Walsh, starring Ernest Torrence, William Collier Jr. and Greta Nissen. Also featured in the cast where Louise Fazenda, Leo White and Chester Conklin. The survival status of The Lady of the Harem (1926) is listed in the American Silent Feature Film Database as; No holdings located in archives.
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