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This film was also reviewed under the title His Sixteenth Wife . It was listed in some release charts as Olette the Elusive and Tina and the Turk ... More Less

This film was also reviewed under the title His Sixteenth Wife . It was listed in some release charts as Olette the Elusive and Tina and the Turk . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
19 May 17
p. 1681.
Motog
2 Jun 17
p. 1176.
MPN
26 May 17
p. 3309.
MPW
4 Sep 20
p. 113.
Variety
11 May 17
p. 34.
Wid's
17 May 17
pp. 314-15.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on a story by Molly Elliot Seawell (publication undetermined).
DETAILS
Alternate Titles:
Tina and the Turk
His Sixteenth Wife
Olette the Elusive
Release Date:
14 May 1917
Copyright Claimant:
The Vitagraph Co. of America
Copyright Date:
10 May 1917
Copyright Number:
LP10744
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Olette, an American dancer who is the star of the Russian ballet, attracts the attention of Kadir El Raschid. Engaging the dancer for an appearance in Turkey, Raschid offers her the honor of becoming his sixteenth wife. When she refuses, he imprisons her in his harem where her presence ignites a mutiny among his other fifteen wives. Olette escapes by jumping from a window and returns to America where she encounters reporter Jimmy Warburton, who knew her when she was merely Mary Ann and worked on a weekly newspaper. When Raschid follows her to America, Jimmy and Olette concoct a wild goose chase for the Kadir. Olette boards an ocean liner to Europe, followed by Raschid. As soon as the ship leaves the harbor, she drops aboard the tugboat and returns to New York where she marries Jimmy, leaving Raschid to continue his voyage ... +


Olette, an American dancer who is the star of the Russian ballet, attracts the attention of Kadir El Raschid. Engaging the dancer for an appearance in Turkey, Raschid offers her the honor of becoming his sixteenth wife. When she refuses, he imprisons her in his harem where her presence ignites a mutiny among his other fifteen wives. Olette escapes by jumping from a window and returns to America where she encounters reporter Jimmy Warburton, who knew her when she was merely Mary Ann and worked on a weekly newspaper. When Raschid follows her to America, Jimmy and Olette concoct a wild goose chase for the Kadir. Olette boards an ocean liner to Europe, followed by Raschid. As soon as the ship leaves the harbor, she drops aboard the tugboat and returns to New York where she marries Jimmy, leaving Raschid to continue his voyage alone. +

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

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