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The Magic Flame (1927)

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Credited cast:
Ronald Colman ... Tito the Clown / The Count
Vilma Bánky ... Bianca, the Aerial Artist
Agostino Borgato Agostino Borgato ... The Ringmaster
Gustav von Seyffertitz ... The Chancellor
Harvey Clark Harvey Clark ... The Aide
Shirley Palmer Shirley Palmer ... The Wife
Cosmo Kyrle Bellew Cosmo Kyrle Bellew ... The Husband
George Davis George Davis ... The Utility Man
André Cheron André Cheron ... The Manager
Vadim Uraneff Vadim Uraneff ... The Visitor
Meurnier-Surcouf Meurnier-Surcouf ... Sword Swallower
Raoul Paoli Raoul Paoli ... Weight Thrower (as Paoli)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
William Bakewell
Lucille Ballart Lucille Ballart ... (as Lucille Balart)
Austen Jewell Austen Jewell


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Release Date:

18 September 1927 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La llama mágica See more »


Box Office

Gross USA:

$615,000, 31 December 1928
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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Incomplete print exists at the International Museum of Photography and Film at George Eastman House [first five reels only]. See more »

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Disregard Jack-Gardner claim for Eastman House
27 July 2015 | by bbmtwistSee all my reviews

The George Eastman House denies reviewer Jack-Gardner's claim that the first five reels of this film reside in their archives.

It is a rumor that is unfounded in fact.

Considering the stars involved, and the film's Oscar nomination for Cinematography, it is a major contender for non-lost status.

I merely wanted to head off those seeking the film at Eastman House not to bother.

I have to fill ten lines or this warning won't be posted.

Silly rule.

You'd think there would be a separate category for challenging statement made by reviewers.

But there does not seem to be.

Hope this now goes through, having to make up a number of nonsense lines to get it posted.

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