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HISTORY

This film was shown at a pre-release trade screening in New York on 18 Nov 1918. It opened in Milwaukee on 24 Nov 1918, and in New York on 22 Dec ... More Less

This film was shown at a pre-release trade screening in New York on 18 Nov 1918. It opened in Milwaukee on 24 Nov 1918, and in New York on 22 Dec 1918. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
23 Nov 18
p. 1962 (ad insert), 1990-91.
MPN
30 Nov 18
p. 3267.
MPW
30 Nov 18
p. 987, 989
NYDM
16 Mar 18
p. 1555.
Variety
22 Nov 18
p. 44.
Wid's
29 Dec 18
pp. 21-22.
DETAILS
Release Date:
November 1918
Copyright Claimant:
Metro Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
4 December 1918
Copyright Number:
LP13166
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Hassouna, the sheik's daughter, helps a French soldier, Captain de Cadiere, escape from the Bedouins, and because of her betrayal is left to die in the desert. The girl is captured by a wandering tribe and sold to Rambert, a circus proprietor who has been looking for a dancer. Cadiere sees her at the circus and adopts her despite the protests of his wife Helene. Hassouna, who loves Cadiere, consoles him after his wife elopes with another man, but her love turns to hatred when she learns from Taieb, her former suitor, that the captain was responsible for the death of her family. She plans to exact her revenge by ruining the reputation of Ensign Arnauld, Cadiere's beloved nephew, but learns in time that Taieb's accusations were false and that her love for Cadiere is too great to do him ... +


Hassouna, the sheik's daughter, helps a French soldier, Captain de Cadiere, escape from the Bedouins, and because of her betrayal is left to die in the desert. The girl is captured by a wandering tribe and sold to Rambert, a circus proprietor who has been looking for a dancer. Cadiere sees her at the circus and adopts her despite the protests of his wife Helene. Hassouna, who loves Cadiere, consoles him after his wife elopes with another man, but her love turns to hatred when she learns from Taieb, her former suitor, that the captain was responsible for the death of her family. She plans to exact her revenge by ruining the reputation of Ensign Arnauld, Cadiere's beloved nephew, but learns in time that Taieb's accusations were false and that her love for Cadiere is too great to do him harm. +

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

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