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~Kismet~
1920
Directed by: Louis J. Gasnier

Written by: Charles E. Whittaker

Based on the play by Edward Knoblock
~Cast~

Otis Skinner ... Hajj the Beggar
Rosemary Theby ... Kut-al-Kulub
Elinor Fair ... Marsinah
Marguerite Comont ... Nargis
Nicholas Dunaew ... Nasir
Herschel Mayall ... Jawan
Fred Lancaster ... Zayd
Léon Bary ... Caliph Abdullah
Sidney Smith ... Jester
Hamilton Revelle ... Wazir Mansur
Tom Kennedy ... Kutayt
Sam Kaufman ... Amru
Emmett King ... Wazir Abu Bakr
Fanny Ferrari ... Gulnar
Emily Seville ... Kabirah, Maid to Gulnar
Georgia Woodthorpe ... Maid to Gulnar
Harry Lorraine ... Muezzin
Paul Weigel ... Afife
Robert Evans ... Kasim
Cornelia Otis Skinner ... Miskah
Jimmie Adams ... Chamberlain (as James Adams)
C.E. Collins ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Frederick Peters ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
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~Remaining Credits~

Production Company: Waldorf Photoplays Inc.

Distribution Company: Robertson-Cole Distributing Corporation

Music by: Carl Edouarde
Cinematography by: Joseph A. Du Bray, Tony Gaudio & Glen MacWilliams
Art Direction by: Frank Ormston
Technical Director: Earl L. McMurtrie

Length: 5 Reels
Runtime: 95 Minutes
Released: November 14, 1920
~Plot Synopsis~
plays Hajj, the Arabian Nights beggar-magician who enjoys the amorous attentions of the wazir's wife.
Hajj manages to secure his daughter's marriage to the young caliph, rid the land of the evil wazir, and
bedeck himself in splendiferous clothing, all between sunrise and sunset. Otis Skinner was 61 when he
appeared in this film, and looks it; he also looked his age ten years later when he starred in the first
sound version of Kismet. Nonetheless, he carries off his trademarked role with the energy and aplomb
of a man half (nay, one-third) his age. Though primitively directed by Louis J. Gasnier, Kismet was
one of the first significant successes for the young production firm Robertson-Cole, which later
matriculated into RKO Radio Pictures.

Plot Synopsis by Hal Erickson, AllMovie.com