A Princess of Bagdad (1913)

Fantasy | September 1913

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HISTORY

The picture is variously described as five, six, and seven reels long. Modern sources credit J. Stuart Blackton with supervision and include Robert Gaillord, Maurice Costello, and William Humphrey in the cast. Ads describe the picture as "an original Arabian Nights story." It was produced at Helen Gardner's studio in Tappan-on-the-Hudson, ... More Less

The picture is variously described as five, six, and seven reels long. Modern sources credit J. Stuart Blackton with supervision and include Robert Gaillord, Maurice Costello, and William Humphrey in the cast. Ads describe the picture as "an original Arabian Nights story." It was produced at Helen Gardner's studio in Tappan-on-the-Hudson, NY. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
MPW
30 Aug 13
p. 1014.
MPW
22 Nov 13
pp. 948-49.
MPW
29 Nov 13
p. 991.
NYDM
26 Nov 13
p. 33.
NYDM
27 Aug 13
p. 27.
NYDM
3 Sep 13
back cover.
NYDM
25 Mar 14
back cover.
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DETAILS
Release Date:
September 1913
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Princess Ojira, the Caliph's daughter, is in love with the cobbler's son, but the Caliph orders the young man imprisoned until Ojira forgets him. One day, a stranger instructs the cobbler to thrust a scimitar into a certain grave in order to obtain the keys to a treasure cave. The cobbler heeds this advice and locates the cave, intending to share his wealth with the poor. Meanwhile, the Caliph agrees to free the cobbler's son in exchange for the head of Seyn, a man who threatens to destroy the ruler if the cobbler's son is not spared. After Ojira learns that Seyn is actually the cobbler, she accompanies the brave man to the treasure cave, where they encounter the son, recently escaped from prison. Offered the cave's vast wealth, the Caliph finally accepts the young man as his ... +


Princess Ojira, the Caliph's daughter, is in love with the cobbler's son, but the Caliph orders the young man imprisoned until Ojira forgets him. One day, a stranger instructs the cobbler to thrust a scimitar into a certain grave in order to obtain the keys to a treasure cave. The cobbler heeds this advice and locates the cave, intending to share his wealth with the poor. Meanwhile, the Caliph agrees to free the cobbler's son in exchange for the head of Seyn, a man who threatens to destroy the ruler if the cobbler's son is not spared. After Ojira learns that Seyn is actually the cobbler, she accompanies the brave man to the treasure cave, where they encounter the son, recently escaped from prison. Offered the cave's vast wealth, the Caliph finally accepts the young man as his son-in-law. +

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