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Some reviews call this film The Flame of the Desert , while other reviews and the copyright records call it Flame of the Desert . The copyright records for this film list it as having five reels. Other sources list five, six and seven reels as its length. Lou Tellegen was Geraldine Farrar's ... More Less

Some reviews call this film The Flame of the Desert , while other reviews and the copyright records call it Flame of the Desert . The copyright records for this film list it as having five reels. Other sources list five, six and seven reels as its length. Lou Tellegen was Geraldine Farrar's husband. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
8 Nov 19
p. 1983.
MPN
8 Nov 19
p. 3502.
MPN
13 Dec 19
pp. 4297-98.
MPW
24 May 19
p. 1141.
Wid's
9 Nov 19
p. 17.
DETAILS
Release Date:
9 November 1919
Copyright Claimant:
Diva Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
24 October 1919
Copyright Number:
LP14346
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

At a London Victory Ball, Lady Isabelle Channing is attracted to Sheik Essad of the Egyptian delegation, but, realizing their difference in race and class, she controls her interest. When Isabelle's brother, Sir Charles Channing, a dissolute gambler, is sent to Egypt on a diplomatic mission, Isabelle accompanies him and gradually falls in love with Essad while Charles loses all his money gambling to Aboul Bey, the leader of the rebellion forces. After forging a check, Charles is threatened with exposure unless he turns over intelligence secrets. When Isabelle goes with Charles to Aboul Bey's tent to pay his debt, Aboul Bey attempts to rape her, but she stabs and kills him. Essad arrives to save them from Aboul Bey's followers and the British troops soon quell the rebellion. After Essad explains that he is a disguised English nobleman in Egypt to penetrate the rebellion, and that he has been appointed Sirdar of Egypt, he and Isabelle pursue their ... +


At a London Victory Ball, Lady Isabelle Channing is attracted to Sheik Essad of the Egyptian delegation, but, realizing their difference in race and class, she controls her interest. When Isabelle's brother, Sir Charles Channing, a dissolute gambler, is sent to Egypt on a diplomatic mission, Isabelle accompanies him and gradually falls in love with Essad while Charles loses all his money gambling to Aboul Bey, the leader of the rebellion forces. After forging a check, Charles is threatened with exposure unless he turns over intelligence secrets. When Isabelle goes with Charles to Aboul Bey's tent to pay his debt, Aboul Bey attempts to rape her, but she stabs and kills him. Essad arrives to save them from Aboul Bey's followers and the British troops soon quell the rebellion. After Essad explains that he is a disguised English nobleman in Egypt to penetrate the rebellion, and that he has been appointed Sirdar of Egypt, he and Isabelle pursue their romance. +

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