The Magic Flame
The Magic Flame is a 1927 American silent drama film directed by Henry King, produced by Samuel Goldwyn, and based on the play Konig Harlekin by Rudolph Lothar. George Barnes was nominated at the 1st Academy Awards for Best Cinematography for his work in The Magic Flame, The Devil Dancer, and Sadie Thompson. The film promoted itself as the Romeo and Juliet of the circus upon its release.
|The Magic Flame|
|Directed by||Henry King|
|Produced by||Samuel Goldwyn|
|Written by||George Marion, Jr. (titles)|
June Mathis (continuity)
Bess Meredyth (writer)
Nellie Revell (titles)
|Based on||König Harlekin|
by Rudolph Lothar
|Music by||Sigmund Spaeth|
|Distributed by||United Artists|
|Language||Silent (English intertitles)|
This is now considered to be a lost film. The first five reels are rumored to exist at the George Eastman House, though this is disputed.
- Ronald Colman as Tito the Clown
- Vilma Bánky as Bianca, the acrobat
- Agostino Borgato as The Ringmaster
- Gustav von Seyffertitz as The Chancellor
- Harvey Clark as The Aide
- Shirley Palmer as The Wife
- Cosmo Kyrle Bellew as The Husband
- George Davis as The Utility Man
- André Cheron as The Manager
- Vadim Uraneff as The Visitor
- Meurnier-Surcouf as Sword Swallower
- Raoul Paoli as Weight Thrower
- William Bakewell
- Lucille Ballart
- Austen Jewell
- Shilling, Donovan A. (1 September 2013). Rochester's Movie Mania. Pancoast Publishing. p. 187. ISBN 9780982109045.
- "The 1st Academy Awards (1929) Nominees and Winners". Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. Retrieved November 9, 2013.
- Progressive Silent Film List: The Magic Flame at silentera.com
- Vilma Banky: Hungarian Rhapsody
- Schildgen, Rachel A. (2010). More Than a Dream: Rediscovering the Life and Films of Vilma Bánky. 1921 PVG Publishing. p. 167. ISBN 0982770928. Retrieved March 5, 2013.
... in the past, scholars have said the first five reels were housed at the George Eastman House in New York. Further inquiries have turned up little, and it is safe to assume the film is gone for good.
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- The Magic Flame on IMDb
- The Magic Flame at the TCM Movie Database
- Synopsis at AllMovie
- Stills at silenthollywood.com
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