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Clarence G. Badger
Bobby Vernon and Gloria Swanson star in this short comedy. They are visiting a Muslim country where an evil Rajah takes an interest in pretty Gloria and kidnaps her to add to his harem. So, it's up to Bobby to come to the rescue. Unfortunately, he's in way over his head, so he sends for help via Teddy the dog--a rather standard plot point of the day (such as in FATTY AND MABEL ADRIFT).
Compared to other comedy shorts of the day, this one is better in regard to production values--with nice sets, costumes and it looks almost as if it was filmed abroad. The only trouble is that Keystone-Triangle Films forgot to add the humor--a severe problem for a film purported to be a comedy.
I recently have rented several DVDs from Netflix that fall under the title "Old Time Comedy Classics". I know they have at least eight DVDs, as this is volume 8. The previous DVDs were earlier issues and were a good bit funnier than those in volume 8, though I still haven't been all that impressed with any of the entries. It seems that these are all lesser-known silent comedies and I can easily see why they aren't as well known--most just aren't that funny. Sadly, the not especially exciting SULTAN'S WIFE is far from the worst film in this collection.
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