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A Lover's Oath
Director: Ferdinand P. Earle (Dir)
Release Date:   1925
Premiere Information:   New York premiere: 29 Sep 1925
Duration (in feet):   5,896
Duration (in reels):   6
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Cast:   Ramon Novarro (Ben Ali)  
    Kathleen Key (Sherin)  
    Edwin Stevens (Hassen Ben Sabbath)  
    Frederick Warde (Omar Khayyam)  
    Hedwig Reicher (Hassan's wife)  
    Snitz Edwards (Omar's servant)  
    Charles A. Post (Commander of the Faithful)  
    Arthur Edmund Carew (Prince Yussuf)  
    Paul Weigel (Sheik Rustum)  
    Philippe De Lacy (His son)  
    Warren Rodgers (Haja)  

Summary: "The plot introduces Omar as a leader of his people but deals rather with the love of his nephew, Ben Ali, for the fairest daughter of the tribe" ( Variety, 7 Oct 1925, p44). 

Distribution Company: Astor Pictures  
Director: Ferdinand P. Earle (Dir)
Photography: George Benoit (Dir of photog)
Film Editor: Milton Sills (Film ed)
Country: United States

Source Text: Based on the novel Inspired The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayy by Edward Fitzgerald (London, 1899).
Authors: Edward Fitzgerald

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Genre: Fantasy
 
Subjects (Major): Omar Khayyám
  Persia

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