A Daughter of the Gods (1916)

Fantasy | 17 October 1916

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HISTORY

This picture was filmed in Kingston, Jamaica. It was re-issued in Dec 1917, Aug 1918, and Feb 1920. Henry I. MacMahon did publicity work on the film. A modern source includes Barbara Castleton in the ... More Less

This picture was filmed in Kingston, Jamaica. It was re-issued in Dec 1917, Aug 1918, and Feb 1920. Henry I. MacMahon did publicity work on the film. A modern source includes Barbara Castleton in the cast. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
LOCATION
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
4 Nov 16
p. 1037.
MPN
23 Dec 16
p. 4015.
MPW
4 Nov 16
p. 673.
MPW
3 Mar 17
p. 1370.
New York Times
18 Oct 16
p. 9.
NYDM
21 Oct 16
p. 34.
NYDM
28 Oct 16
p. 24.
Photoplay
1 Aug 16
pp. 133-35.
Variety
20 Oct 16
p. 27.
Wid's
19 Oct 16
pp. 1038-39.
DETAILS
Release Date:
17 October 1916
Copyright Claimant:
William Fox
Copyright Date:
15 October 1916
Copyright Number:
LP9325
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
10
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Embittered for many years by the drowning of his little son Omar, the Sultan promises to aid the Witch of Evil in her effort to destroy a mysterious beauty named Anitia if the witch will restore the young prince to life. Nearby, the Arab Sheik plots to seize the Sultan's lands by placing his beautiful but treacherous daughter Zarrah in the palace harem. Prince Omar appears by the seashore as Anitia, abducted from the Sheik by a band of thieves, is taken to the Sultan's harem. Anitia's dancing so arouses the Sultan that Zarrah jealously locks her in a tower, but she escapes by diving into the sea. Finally captured by guards, Anitia is about to be executed when Prince Omar comes to her rescue. Next, Anitia is thrown into the sea, but she reaches safety in Gnomeland, where she learns that Zarrah has killed the Sultan and instigated a revolt against Omar. Anitia leads the gnomes to Omar's defense, but he accidentally slays her. When he rejects Zarrah's advances, she stabs him to death, whereupon his soul is reunited to the spirit of ... +


Embittered for many years by the drowning of his little son Omar, the Sultan promises to aid the Witch of Evil in her effort to destroy a mysterious beauty named Anitia if the witch will restore the young prince to life. Nearby, the Arab Sheik plots to seize the Sultan's lands by placing his beautiful but treacherous daughter Zarrah in the palace harem. Prince Omar appears by the seashore as Anitia, abducted from the Sheik by a band of thieves, is taken to the Sultan's harem. Anitia's dancing so arouses the Sultan that Zarrah jealously locks her in a tower, but she escapes by diving into the sea. Finally captured by guards, Anitia is about to be executed when Prince Omar comes to her rescue. Next, Anitia is thrown into the sea, but she reaches safety in Gnomeland, where she learns that Zarrah has killed the Sultan and instigated a revolt against Omar. Anitia leads the gnomes to Omar's defense, but he accidentally slays her. When he rejects Zarrah's advances, she stabs him to death, whereupon his soul is reunited to the spirit of Anitia. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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