Flame of the Desert (1919)

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Lady Isabel Channing (Geraldine Farrar) finds herself in several dilemmas. First off she meets a handsome Egyptian, Sheik Essad (Lou Tellegen, aka Mr. Geraldine Farrar -- her husband) and finds herself falling in love with him, stodgy old racial issues be damned. Then she helps get her brother, Sir Charles (Casson Ferguson) an appointment in Egypt, but when they go down there, he proves to be unworthy of the post. Aboul Bey (Macy Harlan), the leader of a tribe of Bedouins, gets the young man under his power and wheedles government secrets out of him. When Lady Isabel goes to the tribesmen in order to straighten things out, she is seized and Aboul Bey tries to have his way with her. She stabs him just as Sheik Essad arrives and saves the day. It turns out that the sheik is really a British Army officer in disguise, so all is well with their romance.