TWO ARABIAN KNIGHTS
Starring William Boyd, Louis Wolheim and Mary Astor
This is a real comedy. "Gags" to be sure, but new ones, -- and spicy!
Although the action starts in the trenches, it is not just "another old war story." A hard-boiled army sergeant and one of his men are gassed, recuperate to go into a fistic encounter and are captured by the Germans.
They escape in the stolen white uniformed of two Arabic prisoners. Past watch dogs, beneath electrified wires, into the arms of more prisoners. They land on a ship bound for the Arabic cities where they encounter one of the harem-variety beauties. Naturally, both fall for the veiled, mystic woman.
How to outrival one another? The sergeant soaks the clothes of his private, who retaliates by stealing the pants of his superior. Then the Turkish rival and the plot for the doughboy's extermination. A duel - but you must see it.
The clever titles add materially to the picture, even though they are a bit risqué at places. Louis Wolheim, the new screen-actor with a face so homely that it requires no make-up, will make a hit in this picture. You will remember him as Captain Flagg in the stage version of "What Prices Glory." William Boyd rises to new comedy heights. He is funny, yet sympathetic. Mary Astor sparkles by her dashing young beauty.
To Lewis Milestone, the twenty-nine year old director, goes
the credit for this production. He started with a drama script,
threw it away and created a comedy. Over the heads of the children,
but lively entertainment for the rest of the family.
For more information, see "Two Arabian Knights" as our "Feature of the Month"
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