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According to the Var review, Alfred Raboch began the film with Lynn Shores as his assistant. Then Shores became director, with Raboch as his assistant. Finally, Fred Niblo took over, finished the film, and received sole screen credit. The Var review and company press sheet credit Ura Mita and Clarissa Selwynne respectively with the roles of Tana and Isabel, while other reviews credit Ann Schaeffer and Martha Mattox.
       The Aug 1927 AmCin noted that filming was done at the De Mille Studios in Culver City, CA.
       As part of the first Academy Awards, cinematographer George Barnes received a certificate of honorable mention, in part for this work on this film and for his work on The Magic Flame and Sadie Thompson (see ... More Less

According to the Var review, Alfred Raboch began the film with Lynn Shores as his assistant. Then Shores became director, with Raboch as his assistant. Finally, Fred Niblo took over, finished the film, and received sole screen credit. The Var review and company press sheet credit Ura Mita and Clarissa Selwynne respectively with the roles of Tana and Isabel, while other reviews credit Ann Schaeffer and Martha Mattox.
       The Aug 1927 AmCin noted that filming was done at the De Mille Studios in Culver City, CA.
       As part of the first Academy Awards, cinematographer George Barnes received a certificate of honorable mention, in part for this work on this film and for his work on The Magic Flame and Sadie Thompson (see entries). More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
American Cinematographer
Aug 1927
p. 9.
Film Daily
25 Dec 1927.
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New York Times
19 Dec 1927
p. 30.
Variety
9 Nov 1927
p. 21.
DETAILS
Release Date:
19 November 1927
Premiere Information:
Los Angeles opening: 3 November 1927
Copyright Claimant:
Samuel Goldwyn
Copyright Date:
29 December 1927
Copyright Number:
LP24804
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
7,600
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Takla, a white orphan brought up and kept captive in a Himalayan monastery, is rescued by Althestan, an adventurous Englishman who falls in love with her. His sister, displeased with her brother's choice, arranges to have Takla kidnaped. Althestan searches for her and eventually finds her with a troupe of itinerant Muslim ... +


Takla, a white orphan brought up and kept captive in a Himalayan monastery, is rescued by Althestan, an adventurous Englishman who falls in love with her. His sister, displeased with her brother's choice, arranges to have Takla kidnaped. Althestan searches for her and eventually finds her with a troupe of itinerant Muslim entertainers. +

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Subject

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

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