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The White Black Sheep
Director: Sidney Olcott (Dir)
Release Date:   12 Dec 1926
Premiere Information:   ended late Oct 1926
Duration (in feet):   6,798
Duration (in reels):   7
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Cast:   Richard Barthelmess (Robert Kincairn)  
    Patsy Ruth Miller (Zelie)  
    Constance Howard (Enid Gower)  
    Erville Alderson (Yasuf)  
    William H. Tooker (Colonel Kincairn)  
    Gino Corrado (El Rahib)  
    Albert Prisco (Kadir)  
    Sam Appel (Dimos)  
    Col. G. L. McDonell (Colonel Nicholson)  
    Templar Saxe (Stanley Fielding)  

Summary: Robert Kincairn, son of Colonel Kincairn of the British Army, assumes guilt for a theft for which his fiancĂ©e is responsible; and renounced by his father, he joins the British forces in Palestine. While defending Zelie, a Greek dancer, from the unwelcome advances of El Rahib, a traitorous desert chieftain in the service of the British, Robert is in turn saved by Zelie, who revives his health. In the guise of a mute beggar, he enters El Rahib's camp and learns of his plans to attack the British; he is discovered and tortured, but he escapes and reveals El Rahib's treachery to his father. When the tribesmen are subdued, the colonel discloses that Enid has confessed her part in the theft, thus absolving Robert, who finds happiness with Zelie. 

Production Company: Inspiration Pictures, Inc.  
Distribution Company: First National Pictures, Inc.  
Director: Sidney Olcott (Dir)
Writer: Jerome N. Wilson (Adpt)
  Agnes Pat McKenna (Adpt)
  Violet E. Powell (Story)
Photography: David W. Gobbett (Dir of photog)
Production Misc: Col. G. L. McDonnell (Tech adv)
Country: United States
Language: English

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Copyright Claimant Copyright Date Copyright Number
Inspiration Pictures, Inc. 29/11/1926 dd/mm/yyyy LP23374

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Genre: Romance
 
Subjects (Major): Dancers
  Disguise
  Family relationships
  Great Britain. Army
  Greeks
  Palestine
  Traitors

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Bibliographic Sources:   Date   Page
Film Daily   5 Dec 1926.   
Los Angeles Times   31 Oct 1926   p. C25.
New York Times   21 Dec 1926   p. 20.
Variety   22 Dec 1926   p. 15.

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