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The Man from Egypt (1916)

Beware the ire of the sacred God Ammett, or any other of those Egyptian Gods for that matter. As a bellhop in a hotel, Hughey managed to get possession of a wonderful ruby, the eye of Ammet... See full summary »

Director:

Larry Semon (as Lawrence Semon)

Writers:

C. Graham Baker (scenario), Larry Semon (as Lawrence Semon)
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Hughie Mack ... Hughey
Jewell Hunt ... Jewell Mazuma
John Flatow John Flatow ... The Man From Egypt
Harry Hammill Harry Hammill ... High Priest
William Shea ... Mr. Mazuma
Kate Price ... Mrs. Mazuma
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Beware the ire of the sacred God Ammett, or any other of those Egyptian Gods for that matter. As a bellhop in a hotel, Hughey managed to get possession of a wonderful ruby, the eye of Ammet, and with its aid obtained an introduction to a millionaire and his beautiful daughter. But Hughey failed to remember that for every ruby or other gem stolen from an Egyptian shrine, there is a bearded sheik who has taken a vow never to eat, drink or sleep until the talisman has been returned to the irate God from whom it was stolen, and vengeance has been wrought on the guilty one. Just when Hughey is enjoying himself immensely at a fine little dinner with the fair damsel, his nemesis, the sheik, discovers him and a lively chase takes place. The sheik gets the ruby in his possession but Hughey regains it in jig time and the prospects are that the poor sheik will have some wait before he can look a square meal in the face again. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Comedy

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Versus the Man From Brooklyn
11 December 2013 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

When a hotel guest takes a shot at him and then jumps out a window, bellhop Hughie Mack discovers the man is supposed to marry an heiress. He dresses up as the man and gets involved with pretty Jewell Hunt and a ruby pried from an Egyptian idol in this comedy directed by Larry Semon.

Mack wandered into Vitagraph and wound up as their comedy competition to Roscoe Arbuckle. After Semon solidified his control of the Vitagraph comedy unit, Mack was out -- but had a decent later career, including some work for von Stroheim. He's pretty good in this one, although it's mostly about the cartoonish gags that Semon specialized in.


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Country:

USA

Language:

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Release Date:

14 July 1916 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

De Egyptenaar See more »

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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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