Aladdin from Broadway (1917)

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The plot of Aladdin from Broadway is predicated on the actual turn-of-the-century native uprising in Damascus. An Englishman and his infant daughter are kidnapped by insurgents and spirited away to the desert stronghold of wicked Otto Lederer. Eighteen years later, an American adventurer (Antonio Moreno), disguised as an Arab to win a bet, attempts to rescue the now-grown-up daughter (Edith Storey) from the villain's harem. At the time Aladdin from Broadway was filmed, Antonio Moreno was the Vitagraph studio's biggest star; thus no one questioned the logic of the obviously Latino Moreno portaying a Broadwayite named Jack Stanton. Aladdin from Broadway was based on a novel by Frederick Lewis Isham.

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America, Arab, city, kidnapping, rescue, sacred, victim, youth