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Kismet (1930)

Approved  |   |  Adventure, Fantasy, Romance  |  30 October 1930 (USA)
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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.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Otis Skinner ...
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David Manners ...
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Montagu Love ...
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Amru
Theodore von Eltz ...
The Guide Nazir
John St. Polis ...
The Imam Mahmud
Edmund Breese ...
Jawan
Blanche Friderici ...
Narjis (as Blanche Frederici)
Richard Carlyle ...
The Muezzin
John Sheehan ...
Kazim
Otto Hoffman ...
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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No Harem wanted a more delightful cheat...no favorite wife succumbed to more eloquent charm! (original ad) See more »


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Release Date:

30 October 1930 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Vingança do Califa  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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An alternate version, directed by William Dieterle, was made in German at the same time. Dieterle would later direct the 1944 Technicolor remake for MGM, in English. See more »

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Version of Kismet (1967) See more »

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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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