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The Arab (1915)

An old sheik punishes his son Jamil for robbing a caravan by giving his horse to the wronged merchant. The horse is sold to a Turkish general then given to a Christian missionary Mary ... See full summary »

Director:

Cecil B. DeMille

Writers:

Cecil B. DeMille (story), Edgar Selwyn (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Edgar Selwyn ... Jamil
Horace B. Carpenter ... The Sheik
Milton Brown Milton Brown ... Abdullah
William Elmer ... Meshur (as Billy Elmer)
Sydney Deane Sydney Deane ... Dr. Hilbert
Gertrude Robinson ... Mary Hilbert
J. Parks Jones J. Parks Jones ... Ibrahim (as Park Jones)
Theodore Roberts ... Turkish Governor
Raymond Hatton ... Mysterious Messenger
Irvin S. Cobb ... American Tourist
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Storyline

An old sheik punishes his son Jamil for robbing a caravan by giving his horse to the wronged merchant. The horse is sold to a Turkish general then given to a Christian missionary Mary Hilbert. Jamil takes it from her but then, after falling in loves, save her and her father. When his father dies, Jamil must relinquish Mary to become the new sheik. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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based on play | See All (1) »

Genres:

Adventure | Drama

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 June 1915 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Arab See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,328 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$68,527
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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According to the Cecil B. DeMille Society, this is a lost film. See more »

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Version of The Barbarian (1933) See more »

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Cecil B. DeMille and the Play
17 November 2003 | by Single-Black-MaleSee all my reviews

The 34 year old Cecil B. DeMille enlisted the services of Edgar Selwyn to adapt his play for the screen. DeMille (wearing his producers hat) had an eye for popular culture and understood what would sell and what audiences were looking for. Not a good film in my opinion, but nevertheless, it provided DeMille with commercial value.


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