The Lady of the Harem (1926)

Adventure | 1 November 1926

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HISTORY

The 3 Jan 1926 FD and 9 Jan 1926 Motion Picture News reported that Paramount had changed the film's title from The Golden Journey to The Lady of the Harem. According to the Oct 1925 AmCin, the original working title was Hassan, taken from the source material. James Elroy Flecker's play Hassan opened on Broadway on 22 Sep ... More Less

The 3 Jan 1926 FD and 9 Jan 1926 Motion Picture News reported that Paramount had changed the film's title from The Golden Journey to The Lady of the Harem. According to the Oct 1925 AmCin, the original working title was Hassan, taken from the source material. James Elroy Flecker's play Hassan opened on Broadway on 22 Sep 1924. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
American Cinematographer
Oct 1925
p. 12.
Film Daily
3 Jan 1926
p. 9.
Film Daily
22 Aug 1926.
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Motion Picture News
9 Jan 1926
p. 173.
Variety
25 Aug 1926
p. 18.
CAST
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SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play Hassan by James Elroy Flecker (London, 20 Sep 1922).
DETAILS
Alternate Titles:
The Golden Journey
Hassan
Release Date:
1 November 1926
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 8 August 1926
Copyright Claimant:
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
1 November 1926
Copyright Number:
LP23278
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,717
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

The glittering province of Khorasan groans under the heavy taxes and cruelties imposed by its tyrannical sultan; only Hassan, the kind-hearted confectioner, lives tranquilly. He joins Rafi, who arrives in the city in search of his beloved, Pervaneh, who has been taken by the sultan. In the slave market, Rafi gets enough money to buy her freedom, but she is abducted and taken to the palace by one of the sultan's men. Later, believing her dead, Rafi swears vengeance and organizes a band to terrorize the tyrant's officials. In disguise, the sultan attends a meeting of Rafi's cohorts and lures him to the palace by a message supposedly sent by Pervaneh; there the sultan stages a bacchanalian orgy to celebrate their death by torture. Hassan leads Rafi's men in a surprise attack on the palace in which the sultan is killed and his soldiers are routed. The lovers are united, and Hassan ascends the ... +


The glittering province of Khorasan groans under the heavy taxes and cruelties imposed by its tyrannical sultan; only Hassan, the kind-hearted confectioner, lives tranquilly. He joins Rafi, who arrives in the city in search of his beloved, Pervaneh, who has been taken by the sultan. In the slave market, Rafi gets enough money to buy her freedom, but she is abducted and taken to the palace by one of the sultan's men. Later, believing her dead, Rafi swears vengeance and organizes a band to terrorize the tyrant's officials. In disguise, the sultan attends a meeting of Rafi's cohorts and lures him to the palace by a message supposedly sent by Pervaneh; there the sultan stages a bacchanalian orgy to celebrate their death by torture. Hassan leads Rafi's men in a surprise attack on the palace in which the sultan is killed and his soldiers are routed. The lovers are united, and Hassan ascends the throne. +

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