Omar the Tentmaker (1922)

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Synopsis by Dan Pavlides

A beautiful woman is imprisoned when she refuses to join a Shah's harem because she loves another. Shireen (Virginia Brown Faire) is thrown into solitary confinement and has a child in captivity fathered by Omar the tentmaker (Guy Bates Post). The Shah (Noah Beery) orders the Persian henchmen to throw both mother and child off a high cliff. The scheming Persians allow the child to be returned to Omar and throw a dummy off instead, and Shireen's life is spared but she is sold into slavery. Maurice B. Flynn play a Christian crusader, with perennial screen-villain Walter Long as the executioner. Watch for Boris Karloff as the holy man Imam Mowaffak. Patsy Ruth Miller plays Shireen as a young girl in this drama produced by Richard Walton Tully.



harem, imprisonment, love, murder, pregnancy, romance, slavery, solitary-confinement