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Kismet (22-Aug-1944)

Director: William Dieterle

Writer: John Meehan

From a play by: Edward Knoblock

Musical Score: Herbert Stothart

Producer: Everett Riskin

Keywords: Fantasy

In this exotic spectacle straight out of Arabian Nights, a sly beggar wants to marry his daughter to a Grand Vizier. But before this can happen, he is arrested for theft and offered clemency in exchange for killing one of the Vizier's rivals. Often overshadowed by Minnelli's Kismet (1955), this film is an excellent example of early Technicolor, and Dietrich sparkles -- literally.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Edward Arnold
Actor
18-Feb-1890 26-Apr-1956 You Can't Take It With You
Florence Bates
Actor
15-Apr-1888 31-Jan-1954 The Moon and Sixpence
Hobart Cavanaugh
Actor
22-Sep-1886 27-Apr-1950 A Midsummer Night's Dream
Ronald Colman
Actor
9-Feb-1891 19-May-1958 A Double Life
James Craig
Actor
4-Feb-1912 28-Jun-1985 Our Vines Have Tender Grapes
Harry Davenport
Actor
19-Jan-1866 9-Aug-1949 Gone with the Wind
Marlene Dietrich
Actor
27-Dec-1901 6-May-1992 The Blue Angel
Hugh Herbert
Actor
10-Aug-1884 12-Mar-1952 Hellzapoppin
Robert Warwick
Actor
9-Oct-1878 6-Jun-1964 Alias Jimmy Valentine

CAST

Ronald Colman   ...   Hafiz
with
Marlene Dietrich   ...   Jamilla
and
James Craig   ...   Caliph
Edward Arnold   ...   Grand Vizier
Hugh Herbert   ...   Feisal
Joy Ann Page   ...   Marsinah
Florence Bates   ...   Karsha
Harry Davenport   ...   Agha
Hobart Cavanaugh   ...   Moolah
Robert Warwick   ...   Alfife

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