Omar the Tentmaker (film)

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Omar the Tentmaker
Omar the Tentmaker FilmPoster.jpeg
Film poster
Directed byJames Young
Written byRichard Walton Tully
StarringGuy Bates Post
Virginia Browne Faire
CinematographyGeorges Benoît
Production
  company
Richard Walton Tully Productions
Distributed byAssociated First National Pictures
Release date(s)December 1922
Running time80 minutes
(8 reels; 8,066 feet)
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent
English intertitles
 
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Omar the Tentmaker
Omar the Tentmaker FilmPoster.jpeg
Film poster
Directed byJames Young
Written byRichard Walton Tully
StarringGuy Bates Post
Virginia Browne Faire
CinematographyGeorges Benoît
Production
  company
Richard Walton Tully Productions
Distributed byAssociated First National Pictures
Release date(s)December 1922
Running time80 minutes
(8 reels; 8,066 feet)
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent
English intertitles

Omar the Tentmaker is a 1922 American silent drama film directed by James Young and featuring Boris Karloff.[1] Its survival status is classified as unknown,[1] suggesting that it is a lost film.

Plot[edit]

As described in a film publication,[2] Omar the tentmaker (Post) becomes an outcast because of his radical writings and improved calendar.

His wife Shireen (Faire), whom he secretly married, is desired by the Shah (Beery), who has her brought to the harem. She repulses the Shah and is thrown in prison, where her daughter is born. The daughter Little Shireen is smuggled out and brought to Omar, although he does not know her identity. Omar has been wandering about in a rage. He is arrested for harboring a Christian (Flynn). When he is about to be tortured, his wife, who has finally escaped from prison, recognizes him and sends for the Grand Vizier, who is a former associate of Omar. Omar is freed and finally has happiness.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Progressive Silent Film List: Omar the Tentmaker". Silent Era. Retrieved 2008-04-08. 
  2. ^ Pardy, George T., ed. (Dec 30, 1922). "Illustrated Screen Report: Omar the Tentmaker". Exhibitor's Trade Review (East Stroudsberg, Pennsylvania: Exhibitor's Trade Review, Inc.) 13 (5): 278. Retrieved 2014-04-29. 

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