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A Lover's Oath
Director: Ferdinand P. Earle (Dir)
Release Date:   1925
Premiere Information:   New York opening: 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, p. 44). 

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

Source Text: Inspired by The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyam, the Astronomer-Poet of Persia, Rendered into English Verse by Edward Fitzgerald (London, 1899).
Authors: Edward Fitzgerald

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Genre: Fantasy
Subjects (Major): Omar Khayyám


Bibliographic Sources:   Date   Page
Motion Picture News   17 Oct 1925   p. 1824.
Variety   7 Oct 1925   p. 44.

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