Arabia (1922)

Sub-Genres - Comedy Western  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Tom Mix travels from the desert of the American West to the Sahara desert in this picture, which is as much farce as it is Western (with a touch of Rudolph Valentino sheiki-sms thrown in for good measure). Mix is Billy Evans, a ranch owner who plays guide to pretty Janice Terhune (Claire Adams). She's a student of dead languages and travels to Arabia with her brother Waldmar (Ralph Yearsley) and professor father (George Hernandez). Evans stays behind, preferring his quiet life on the ranch, but his life is turned upside down by the appearance of Ibrahim Bulamar (Edward Piel), an Arabian prince who is running from his court retainers because he wants to marry a Follies girl. He convinces Evans to impersonate him, and as a result, the retainers kidnap him and take him to Arabia. Once there, he gets tangled up in court intrigue because Bulamar's cousin, Ali Hasson (Hector Sarno), wants the throne. Hasson also has captured Janice and the rest of her party, and intends to marry the girl. Evans has to escape from Hasson's henchmen and rescue Janice. After Evans has done most of the heroics, the prince finally shows up and gets things straightened out.

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damsel-in-distress, daughter, expedition, hostage, infatuation, marriage, rescue, scientist, Sultan