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GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
20 Jan 17
p. 490.
MPN
23 Dec 16
p. 4026.
MPN
27 Jan 17
p. 592.
MPW
1 Sep 17
p. 19.
NYDM
20 Jan 17
p. 26.
Wid's
11 Jan 17
p. 31.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
WRITER
Scen
PHOTOGRAPHY
DETAILS
Release Date:
21 January 1917
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

While on a visit to Florida, Marion Bell, a young actress, and John Arden meet and find themselves strongly drawn to each other. They fail to understand the force propelling them together until they discover a volume of the Royal Romances of Egypt and realize that they are reincarnated counterparts of Prince Isa and Ashubetis, the "image maker". Thousands of years earlier, the pharaoh, the father of Prince Isa, who had planned a royal wedding, is enraged at his son's love for the lowly image or pottery maker and orders her thrown to the crocodiles. The modern day lovers, also objects of parental opposition, find themselves forcefully separated when Marion must go to Egypt to join a film company. Arden follows, and on the anniversary of the prince's death 5,000 years before, the couple meet at the prince's tomb and vow never to be parted ... +


While on a visit to Florida, Marion Bell, a young actress, and John Arden meet and find themselves strongly drawn to each other. They fail to understand the force propelling them together until they discover a volume of the Royal Romances of Egypt and realize that they are reincarnated counterparts of Prince Isa and Ashubetis, the "image maker". Thousands of years earlier, the pharaoh, the father of Prince Isa, who had planned a royal wedding, is enraged at his son's love for the lowly image or pottery maker and orders her thrown to the crocodiles. The modern day lovers, also objects of parental opposition, find themselves forcefully separated when Marion must go to Egypt to join a film company. Arden follows, and on the anniversary of the prince's death 5,000 years before, the couple meet at the prince's tomb and vow never to be parted again. +

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Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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