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Missing Husbands (1921)

L'Atlantide (original title)
Not Rated | | Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery | 28 May 1921 (France)
Two men, lost in the desert, meet Queen Antinea, ruler of Atlantis.


Jacques Feyder


Pierre Benoît (novel), Jacques Feyder


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Credited cast:
Jean Angelo ... Capt. Morhange
Stacia Napierkowska ... Queen Antinea
Georges Melchior ... Lt. de Saint-Avit
Marie-Louise Iribe ... Tanit-Zerga
Abd-el-Kader Ben Ali Abd-el-Kader Ben Ali ... Cegheir ben Cheik
Mohamed Ben Noui Mohamed Ben Noui ... Guide Bou-Djema
Paul Franceschi Paul Franceschi ... Archivist
André Roanne ... Segheïr ben Cheïkh
Genica Missirio ... Capt. Aymard
René Lorsay René Lorsay ... Lt. Olivier Ferrières
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Barbier Barbier
Chatelain Chatelain
Émile Daltour Émile Daltour
David David
Fernand Ledoux


Two men, lost in the desert, meet Queen Antinea, ruler of Atlantis.

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France | Belgium



Release Date:

28 May 1921 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Missing Husbands See more »

Filming Locations:

Touggourt, Algeria See more »


Box Office


FRF1,800,000 (estimated)
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1.33 : 1
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The first French production filmed on location in North Africa. See more »


Remade as Queen of Atlantis (1932) See more »

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"Queen Of Atlantis" lineage starts here
23 October 2011 | by melvelvit-1See all my reviews

The first adaptation of Pierre Benoit's 1919 adventure novel QUEEN OF ATLANTIS. A couple of unlucky Legionaires discover what's left of the lost Atlantis in the Sahara and come up against its perversely self-centered and sexually insatiable queen. Only one succumbs much to her chagrin and the trouble begins...

When his book was first published, Benoit was accused of plagiarizing H. Rider Haggard's SHE so he sued, of course, and lost but his variation's a fun fantasy yarn anyway. This tinted silent could have been imaginatively directed by famed auteur Jacques Feyder, but, alas, it's not and, unfortunately, it goes on forever. The queensize leading lady's definitely a liability in a pivotal role. The tale's been filmed many times since, including a 1932 W.G. Pabst version in both English and French, the 1948 Hollywood opus SIREN OF ATLANTIS with Maria Montez, and Edgar G. Ulmer's updating to the atomic age, JOURNEY BENEATH THE DESERT in 1961. Any one of them are an improvement.

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