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The Feb 1927 AmCin noted that Barney McGill was filming Two Arabian Knights.
       Lewis Milestone won a Best Directing (Comedy Picture) Academy Award for his work on this ... More Less

The Feb 1927 AmCin noted that Barney McGill was filming Two Arabian Knights.
       Lewis Milestone won a Best Directing (Comedy Picture) Academy Award for his work on this film. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
American Cinematographer
Feb 1927
p. 12.
Film Daily
30 Oct 1927.
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New York Times
24 Oct 1927
p. 24.
Variety
28 Oct 1927
p. 18.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PHOTOGRAPHY
Photog
ART DIRECTORS
Tech dir
PRODUCTION MISC
Prod mgr
Prod mgr
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the short story "Two Arabian Knights" by Donald McGibney in McClure's Magazine (Mar--May 1924).
DETAILS
Release Date:
23 September 1927
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 22 October 1927
Copyright Claimant:
The Caddo Co., Inc.
Copyright Date:
14 September 1927
Copyright Number:
LP24407
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
8,250
Length(in reels):
9
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Private Phelps and Sergeant McGaffney, who are constantly scrapping until they meet a common foe, are taken prisoners by Germans during the war, and failing many attempts to escape, they succeed in slipping out in Arab disguise. Finding themselves on a steamer bound for Jaffa, McGaffney, Phelps, and the ship's captain discover themselves rivals for Mirza, an Arab girl of rank. Young Phelps makes progress with her by sign language, even to the point of making her remove her veil. In Jaffa, a spying servant informs Shevket, her fiancé, of her acquaintance with the American, and her father, the emir, plots to imprison them, but they are saved by the American consul. The emir makes the soldiers knights so that Phelps can fight a duel with Shevket; but in a series of escapades, the boys foil their enemies and abscond with the ... +


Private Phelps and Sergeant McGaffney, who are constantly scrapping until they meet a common foe, are taken prisoners by Germans during the war, and failing many attempts to escape, they succeed in slipping out in Arab disguise. Finding themselves on a steamer bound for Jaffa, McGaffney, Phelps, and the ship's captain discover themselves rivals for Mirza, an Arab girl of rank. Young Phelps makes progress with her by sign language, even to the point of making her remove her veil. In Jaffa, a spying servant informs Shevket, her fiancé, of her acquaintance with the American, and her father, the emir, plots to imprison them, but they are saved by the American consul. The emir makes the soldiers knights so that Phelps can fight a duel with Shevket; but in a series of escapades, the boys foil their enemies and abscond with the girl. +

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