The Carpet from Bagdad (1915)

Adventure | 3 May 1915

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HISTORY

This was the first release of the Selig Polyscope Co. through V-L-S-E, ... More Less

This was the first release of the Selig Polyscope Co. through V-L-S-E, Inc. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
1 May 15
p. 686.
Motog
15 May 15
p. 779.
Motog
22 May 15
p. 857.
Motog
10 Jul 15
p. 200.
MPN
15 May 15
p. 63.
MPW
9 Jan 15
p. 198.
MPW
15 May 15
p. 1168, 1170
NYDM
12 May 15
p. 34.
Variety
14 May 15
p. 19.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
Selig Red Seal Plays
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
WRITER
Written by
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel The Carpet from Bagdad by Harold MacGrath (Indianapolis, 1911).
DETAILS
Release Date:
3 May 1915
Copyright Claimant:
Selig Polyscope Co.
Copyright Date:
13 May 1915
Copyright Number:
LP5356
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Mohamed, the Pasha's servant, is entrusted to guard the Sacred Carpet of Bagdad with his life. In New York, after banker Arthur Wadsworth forces his brother Horace to give up his inheritance, Horace joins a band of crooks and plans to rob the Wadsworth Bank by tunneling from the adjacent home of antique dealer George P. A. Jones. The gang follows Jones to Egypt and Bagdad, where Horace steals the carpet and sells it to Jones. Fortune Chedsoye, the innocent daughter of a gang member, falls in love with Jones. When Fortune discovers that Mohamed plans to kill Jones to retrieve the rug, she hides it with her mother's belongings. Mohamed forces Jones, Wadsworth, and Fortune into the desert, but they escape his torture during a sandstorm. Wadsworth then rejoins the gang at Jones' home in New York. When Fortune and Jones catch the crooks tunneling, Jones, sympathetically, gives them a two hour headstart before informing the police. Fortune and Jones keep the carpet, while in the East, Mohamed bows in resignation to Allah's ... +


Mohamed, the Pasha's servant, is entrusted to guard the Sacred Carpet of Bagdad with his life. In New York, after banker Arthur Wadsworth forces his brother Horace to give up his inheritance, Horace joins a band of crooks and plans to rob the Wadsworth Bank by tunneling from the adjacent home of antique dealer George P. A. Jones. The gang follows Jones to Egypt and Bagdad, where Horace steals the carpet and sells it to Jones. Fortune Chedsoye, the innocent daughter of a gang member, falls in love with Jones. When Fortune discovers that Mohamed plans to kill Jones to retrieve the rug, she hides it with her mother's belongings. Mohamed forces Jones, Wadsworth, and Fortune into the desert, but they escape his torture during a sandstorm. Wadsworth then rejoins the gang at Jones' home in New York. When Fortune and Jones catch the crooks tunneling, Jones, sympathetically, gives them a two hour headstart before informing the police. Fortune and Jones keep the carpet, while in the East, Mohamed bows in resignation to Allah's will. +

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