Two Arabian Knights


Two Arabian Knights

Infobox Film
name = Two Arabian Knights


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director = Lewis Milestone
producer = John W. Considine Jr.
Jeffery Masino
Howard Hughes
writer = Donald McGibney
Wallace Smith
Cyril Gardner
James T. O'Donohoe
George Marion Jr.
narrator =
starring = William Boyd
Mary Astor
music =
cinematography = Tony Gaudio
Joseph H. August
editing = Douglass Biggs
distributor = United Artists
released = 23 September, 1927
runtime = 92 minutes
country = USA
language = Silent
English intertitles
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imdb_id = 0018515

"Two Arabian Knights" is an Academy Award-winning 1927 American comedy film, directed by Lewis Milestone and starring William Boyd and Mary Astor. A silent film, "Two Arabian Knights" was produced by Howard Hughes and was distributed by United Artists.

The plot centers on two American soldiers during the First World War, who escape from a German prison camp and face many adventures in Arabia.

The movie was filmed in the US and has a running time of 92 minutes. The supporting cast includes Louis Wolheim, Michael Vavitch, Ian Keith, and DeWitt Jennings. The screenwriters were James T. O'Donohue, Wallace Smith, and George Marion Jr. The film won an Academy Award for Best Comedy Direction.

The film was long thought lost before being located in Howard Hughes' film collection after his death. cite web |url=http://www.silentera.com/PSFL/data/T/TwoArabianKnights1927.html |title=Progressive Silent Film List: Two Arabian Knights |accessdate=2008-04-13|work=Silent Era] A print was shepherded by Dr. Hart Wegner of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas film for restoration by Jeffrey Masino, along with two other "lost" Hughes-produced films, "The Racket" (1928) and "The Mating Call" (1928), both originally released by Paramount Pictures. In 2004 and 2006, Turner Classic Movies broadcast all three films, their first showings in decades.

Cast

* William Boyd - W. Dangerfield Phelps III
* Mary Astor - Mirza
* Louis Wolheim - Sgt. Peter O'Gaffney
* Ian Keith - Shevket Ben Ali
* Michael Vavitch - The Emir
* Michael Visaroff - The Skipper (as M. Visaroff)
* Boris Karloff - The Purser
* DeWitt Jennings - American Consul (as De Witt Jennings)
* Nicholas Dunaew - Mirza's Man Servant (as Nicholas Dunaev)
* Jean Vachon - Mirza's Maid Servant
* David Cavendish - The Emir's Advisor (as Denis D'Auburn)

ee also

* Boris Karloff filmography

References

External links

*imdb title|id=0018515|title=Two Arabian Knights


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