Always the Woman (1922)

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Silent star Betty Compson had her own production company, and it was responsible for this exotic but somewhat overwrought drama, based on a story by Perley Poore Sheehan. Celia Thaxter (Compson) is an American vaudeville actress who is on a journey to Egypt. On the voyage, she becomes engaged to Reginald Stanhope (Gerald Pring). Once they reach the Sahara desert, the couple becomes part of a treasure hunt led by another passenger, Kelim Pasha (Macey Harlam), a native of the region. During the trek, Pasha starts coming on to Celia. Stanhope does nothing to help her and it turns out that he was merely a tool of Pasha's. Ultimately, Stanhope forsakes Celia, who finds her virtue, if not her life, in grave danger. She is saved only by another woman in the party, who kills Pasha. Celia finds true romance at last with an American whose life she had saved while on the steamer.

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Egyptian [nationality], flashback, reincarnation, time, woman