The Magic Flame


1h 40m 1927

Film Details

Release Date
Aug 14, 1927
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Samuel Goldwyn, Inc.
Distribution Company
United Artists
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel König Harlekin, ein Maskenspiel in vier Aufzügen by Rudolph Lothar (Munich, 1904).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m
Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.33 : 1
Film Length
7,850 or 8,308ft (9 reels)

Synopsis

Bianca, the aerial star of Baretti's circus, loves Tito, the clown, and resents the advances of the handsome Crown Prince of Illyria, who poses as Count Cassati. The prince pursues the wife of a neighboring squire and kills her husband when he discovers them together. Maddened by Bianca's refusals, the prince lures her to his hotel with a forged letter, but she drops from the window, using her gymnastic skill to escape. Tito comes to her aid and in a struggle with the prince casts him from the window into the sea. Bearing a striking resemblance to the prince, Tito assumes his identity and thus evades prosecution. Believing Tito to have been killed by the prince, Bianca leaves the circus to seek vengeance. During the coronation, she is about to assassinate the "prince" when he reveals his identity, and together they escape to the circus.

Film Details

Release Date
Aug 14, 1927
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Samuel Goldwyn, Inc.
Distribution Company
United Artists
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel König Harlekin, ein Maskenspiel in vier Aufzügen by Rudolph Lothar (Munich, 1904).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m
Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.33 : 1
Film Length
7,850 or 8,308ft (9 reels)

Award Nominations

Best Cinematography

1929

Quotes

Trivia

Notes

As part of the first Academy Awards, cinematographer George Barnes received a certificate of honorable mention, in part for his work on this film and for his work on The Devil Dancer and Sadie Thompson (see below).