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Kismet (1930)

Approved | | Adventure, Fantasy, Romance | 30 October 1930 (USA)
Hajj, a rascally beggar on the periphery of the court of Baghdad, schemes to marry his daughter to royalty and to win the heart of the queen of the castle himself.

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Amru
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The Guide Nazir
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The Imam Mahmud
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Jawan
Blanche Friderici ...
Narjis (as Blanche Frederici)
Richard Carlyle ...
The Muezzin
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Kazim
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Azaf
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Hajj, a rascally beggar on the periphery of the court of Baghdad, schemes to marry his daughter to royalty and to win the heart of the queen of the castle himself. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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A Fantasy of Romance and Passion Woven With the Glamourous Threads of Ancient Bagdad! ...the night of nights - no dream of dreams ever thrilled like this! (original ad) See more »


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30 October 1930 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Vingança do Califa  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Second of four versions is considered a LOST film.

Otis Skinner created his most famous stage role, Hajj in KISMET and went on to play it until his death. He first filmed it as a 1920 silent and then recreated the role in this 1930 talkie with Loretta Young. The work used an experimental 65 mm wide screen format and some Technicolor. Unfortunately no print or negative is known to exist so we can't gauge it's effectiveness. This version is considered to be one of the "LOST" films.


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