A Prisoner of the Harem (1912)

Alice Durand, after weeks of discouragement, reads the following advertisement in the New York Herald: "Governess wanted. Young American woman, well educated and speaking French and German,... See full summary »

Director:

Sidney Olcott

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Cast

Cast overview:
Robert G. Vignola ... Mahmoud Pasha
Gene Gauntier ... Alice Durand
Alice Hollister ... Zorah
J.J. Clark ... Jack Howard (as Jack J. Clark)
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Storyline

Alice Durand, after weeks of discouragement, reads the following advertisement in the New York Herald: "Governess wanted. Young American woman, well educated and speaking French and German, may obtain lucrative position with prominent Egyptian. Fare and expenses will be advanced. Write, enclosing photograph, to Mahmoud Pasha, Sphinx Club, Cairo, Egypt." Answering the advertisement, Alice seven weeks later, secures the position and leaves her New York boarding-house for Egypt. The Pasha meets her at the station in Cairo and she is taken to the harem, where she is introduced to the Pasha's favorite and his children. Within a few days the Pasha shows his hand and Alice finds she is a prisoner in the harem. Writing a note, indicating her peril, she drops it through the shutters. A young American connected with the Consulate, picks up the message and enters the harem only to be overpowered by the eunuchs. Just as the Pasha is about to have him thrown into the lion's den, help arrives from ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Genres:

Drama | Romance | Short

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 July 1912 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Egypt

Company Credits

Production Co:

Kalem Company See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Released as a split reel along with the documentary Egyptian Sports (1912). See more »

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