Jade Casket (1929)

Run Time - 65 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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The French The Jade Casket is a satirical treatment of a tale which originated as one of 1001 Arabian Nights. A young philosopher falls in love with a beautiful harem girl, despite the dire warnings of an all-knowing hunchbacked servant that the girl is fickle and untrustworthy. Attempting to make love to his would-be sweetheart, the hero is interrupted by her master, who beats the girl severely for her indiscretion. With the help of a "friendly bandit," the philosopher manages to wreak a fatal vengeance against the cruel master and claim the girl as his bride. As a reward, the bandit is invited to live in the philosopher's home, where he shows his true colors by robbing his host blind. The bandit then conspires with the young man's faithless wife to poison her husband. But our hero adroitly turns the tables on the bandit and settles accounts with his two-timing missus.

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love, master [expert], murder, philosophy, poison, rescue, revenge, servant