An Arabian Knight (1920)

Genres - Action, Adventure, Fantasy  |   Sub-Genres - Fantasy Adventure, Romantic Fantasy  |   Run Time - 50 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Japanese actor Sessue Hayakawa is cast as an ancient Egyptian donkey boy in An Arabian Knight. The humble Hayakawa rescues high-born Lillian Hall from lascivious pasha Fred Jones. All this brouhaha is actually a dream experienced by Hall. In the tradition of the "flashback" sequences in the like-vintage Cecil B. DeMille productions, Hall is able to apply the events of the dream into her contemporary circumstances. An Arabian Knight was produced by the old Robertson-Cole outfit, which eventually grew up to become RKO Radio Pictures.



rescue, damsel-in-distress, shepherd, donkey, dream, love, reincarnation, time-travel