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Sumurun
(DVD)

DIRECTED BY - Ernst Lubitsch


Ernst Lubitsch's 1920 feature was first released in the U.S. under the name ONE ARABIAN NIGHT. This exotic spectacle stars Jenny Hasselqvist (The Saga of Gösta Berling) as Sumurun, a rebellious member of a harem who has committed the greatest of sins: she has rejected the old sheikh and instead fallen in love with a charming cloth merchant. Lubitsch expertly interweaves Sumurun's tale with several other related stories, and the result is a wonderful blend of melodrama and comedy. The cast also includes screen legend Pola Negri (Forbidden Paradise) as a traveling dancer who is drawn to both the harem and to the sheikh's handsome son, famed director-actor Paul Wegener (The Golem) as the tyrannical, lecherous old sheikh, and Lubitsch himself as a hunchbacked clown in love with Negri.

 

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GENRES - classics, comedy, drama

Film Info

RUNTIME - 103 minutes

RATING - Not Rated

YEAR - 1920

COUNTRY - Germany

LANGUAGE - German

SUBTITLES - English

Director

Ernst Lubitsch

Actor

Pola Negri

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