~The Magic Flame~
1927
~Vilma Banky & Ronald Coleman~
~Cast~


Ronald Colman ...  Tito the Clown / The Count
Vilma Bánky ...  Bianca, the Aerial Artist
Agostino Borgato ...  The Ringmaster
Gustav von Seyffertitz ...  The Chancellor
Harvey Clark ...  The Aide
Shirley Palmer ...  The Wife
Cosmo Kyrle Bellew ...  The Husband
George Davis ...  The Utility Man
André Cheron ...  The Manager
Vadim Uraneff ...  The Visitor
Meurnier-Surcouf ...  Sword Swallower
Paoli ...  Weight Thrower
William Bakewell
Austen Jewell
Directed by: Henry King

Written by:
George Marion Jr. - titles
June Mathis - continuity
Bess Meredyth - writer
Nellie Revell - titles

Based on the play "Konig Harlekin," by Rudolph Lothar.
The Magic Flame is little more than a showcase for Samuel Goldwyn's "hottest" screen team, Ronald
Colman and Vilma Banky. Based on King Harlequin, a novel and play by Rudolph Lothar, the film casts
Colman as a travelling circus clown who happens to bear a startling resemblance to the no-good King of a
mythical European principality. The King (also played by Colman, of course), develops a yen for the
Clown's sweetheart, trapeze artist Vilma Banky. While trying to rescue the girl from the royal castle, the
Clown is forced to kill the King. As inevitably as night follows day, the Clown is then obliged to take the
King's place on the throne. As gentle and generous as his "predecessor" was cruel and corrupt, the Clown
becomes immensely popular with his subjects, who are more willing to allow him to marry a "commoner"
like Banky.

Plot Synopsis by Hal Erickson, AllMovie.com
~Plot Synopsis~
~Vilma Banky & Ronald Coleman~
~Remaining Credits~

Production Company: The Samuel Goldwyn Company

Distribution Company: United Artists

Produced by: Samuel Goldwyn
Music by: Sigmund Spaeth
Cinematography by: George Barnes
Art Direction by: Carl Oscar Borg
Assistant Director: Robert Florey
Technical Advisor: Captain Marco Elter

Length: 9 Reels
Runtime: 100 Minutes
Released: September 18, 1927
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