Sixteenth Wife (1917)

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Olette (Peggy Hyland) is a dancer in a Russian ballet who draws the attention of a Turkish Kadir (Marc MacDermott). The Kadir wants to make her his sixteenth wife; not surprisingly she isn't interested. So he tricks her by inviting her to come to Turkey and dance for the Pasha and then locks her up in his harem. Olette's manager and press agent, Hackel (Templar Saxe), proves to be less than helpful in this dilemma. But an old friend, newspaperman Jimmie Warburton (George Forth), manages to rescue her. He also wins her heart. This comedy gets most of its humor from the titles, which hints that it may originally have been shot as a melodrama.