The Carpet from Bagdad
Cast & Crew
Mohamed, the Pasha's servant, is entrusted to guard the Sacred Carpet of Bagdad with his life. In New York, after banker Arthur Wadsworth forces his brother Horace to give up his inheritance, Horace joins a band of crooks and plans to rob the Wadsworth Bank by tunneling from the adjacent home of antique dealer George P. A. Jones. The gang follows Jones to Egypt and Bagdad, where Horace steals the carpet and sells it to Jones. Fortune Chedsoye, the innocent daughter of a gang member, falls in love with Jones. When Fortune discovers that Mohamed plans to kill Jones to retrieve the rug, she hides it with her mother's belongings. Mohamed forces Jones, Wadsworth, and Fortune into the desert, but they escape his torture during a sandstorm. Wadsworth then rejoins the gang at Jones' home in New York. When Fortune and Jones catch the crooks tunneling, Jones, sympathetically, gives them a two hour headstart before informing the police. Fortune and Jones keep the carpet, while in the East, Mohamed bows in resignation to Allah's will.
One reel was recovered in 1982 from the wreckage of the Lusitania, the famous ship sunk by a German U-Boat in 1915. International underwater contractor Oceaneering International backed by ABC Television and the BBC backed the expedition. An American distributor had been bringing the reel to England when the ship went down 7 May 1915.
This was the first release of the Selig Polyscope Co. through V-L-S-E, Inc.