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Kismet (1930)

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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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Storyline

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 PAUPER - yet he steals into a Caliph's harem to force kisses from the favorite wife! (original ad) See more »


Certificate:

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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:

| (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Some silent home movie footage taken during the production of this film has survived and was uploaded to Youtube in December 2010. 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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