Aladdin's Other Lamp (1917)

Genres - Children's/Family, Comedy, Fantasy  |   Sub-Genres - Children's Fantasy, Fantasy Adventure  |   Countries - USA  |  
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The popular star/director combination of Viola Dana and John H. Collins had another winner on their hands with Aladdin's Other Lamp. Dana plays a young Arabian Nights slave girl in search of her mother. Mom and daughter are reunited through the facilities of a magic lamp, allowing the talented Collins free reign in the special-effects department. Since Dana's character name was Patsy rather than Fatima or Yasmin, one suspects that Aladdin's Other Lamp was intended to be an extended dream sequence. Director John H. Collins' career, and his happy marriage to Viola Dana, flourished until he tragically fell victim to the 1919 influenza epidemic.

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dream, genie, lamp, mother, reunion, search, slavery, wish-fulfillment, youth