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Into the Desert (1912)

An American girl and her father were traveling in the Orient, and there they were joined by the young woman's fiancé. He knew the dangers of the country of old, but the girl laughed at his ... See full summary »

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An American girl and her father were traveling in the Orient, and there they were joined by the young woman's fiancé. He knew the dangers of the country of old, but the girl laughed at his warnings and believed that the life and property were as safe as it is on Broadway, New York. The girl hired a dragoman, and took an excursion into the desert, despite her sweetheart's most emphatic warning. It does not pay to disregard the advice of the well informed, as the girl soon found to her cost, for the treacherous guide led her into the midst of a band of Arabs. The chief of the clan had seen the girl roaming about the bazaars, and had ordered the dragoman to lure her to his camp. After she had been made a prisoner, the chief sent a demand for a heavy ransom to her father. The father was willing to pay, but the fiancé, declaring the elder man was too feeble to make the journey, won his consent to be messenger to the desert. The Arab chief met him at the appointed place, but treacherously ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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19 April 1912 (USA)  »

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Perhaps not one for Saturday night
29 October 2016 | by See all my reviews

A picture that is remarkable because of its desert atmosphere which is very realistically suggested, both as to desert palms, in the oasis, and sand. The story tells of an American heroine who was lured out into the desert by a native Arab guide and captured by a band of wild Bedouins, whose chief held her for ransom. This, the American lover brings; but the chief desires both it and the girl. The Arab's wife, because of jealousy, saves her, giving her a horse, on which both she and the American lover escape. The acting is very fair and the photographs are good. It will serve as a feature, but perhaps not one for Saturday night. - The Moving Picture World, April 27, 1912


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