The Shriek of Araby (1923)

Comedy | 5 March 1923

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HISTORY

A studio chart in the 29 Jul 1922 Camera noted that the The Shriek of Araby was in its third week of production. However, it would not be released until Mar 1923. The 14 Jun 1923 Var review stated: "The picture was made more than a year ago immediately on the heels of the tremendous hit Valentino achieved in The Sheik." ... More Less

A studio chart in the 29 Jul 1922 Camera noted that the The Shriek of Araby was in its third week of production. However, it would not be released until Mar 1923. The 14 Jun 1923 Var review stated: "The picture was made more than a year ago immediately on the heels of the tremendous hit Valentino achieved in The Sheik." More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Camera
29 Jul 1922
p. 12.
Film Daily
17 Jun 1923.
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New York Times
11 Jun 1923
p. 11.
Variety
14 Jun 1923
p. 26.
DETAILS
Release Date:
5 March 1923
Production Date:
began early July 1922
Copyright Claimant:
Mack Sennett Productions
Copyright Date:
1 April 1923
Copyright Number:
LP18969
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,250
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Because he is too handsome, a publicist for the film The Sheik, who has been riding a horse around town dressed as the title character, loses his job to a bill poster. The bill poster dozes while riding his horse and dreams of desert adventures in which the handsome man he replaced is an Arab prince who goes on a vacation and turns his throne over to the bill poster. The action closely follows that of The Sheik, but just as the bill poster rides away with his bride, he awakes to find himself in the presence of a traffic ... +


Because he is too handsome, a publicist for the film The Sheik, who has been riding a horse around town dressed as the title character, loses his job to a bill poster. The bill poster dozes while riding his horse and dreams of desert adventures in which the handsome man he replaced is an Arab prince who goes on a vacation and turns his throne over to the bill poster. The action closely follows that of The Sheik, but just as the bill poster rides away with his bride, he awakes to find himself in the presence of a traffic cop. +

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