A young man wins the hand of a beautiful princess after a series of adventures.
The Palace of Arabian Knights (1905)
Original title: Le palais des mille et une nuits
(Original) Le palais des mille et une nuits
(Alternative) The Palace of a Thousand and One Nights
(Country Spesific) El palacio de las mil y una noches
(USA, DVD, 2008) Flicker Alley
(USA, 1905) Georges Méliès
(VHS) Grapevine Video
(France, 1905) Star-Film
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A poor but honest young man wins the hand of a beautiful Princess after facing a series of exciting adventures involving apparitions, cartwheeling skeletons, a dragon, and plump dancing girls from the Folies Bergere.
they in their curiosity have kept close to his heels-he urges the prince to fall upon his knees at the feet of the goddess and to supplicate her to provide him with the means whereby he may acquire the treasure.
|Georges Méliès||-||The Sorcerer Khalafar|
I wish I liked it more because this has the doings of a great adventure film, but too bad for the silent time - it did not quite work so well here. It is all too messy in its try to be a big movie - partly due to the sets and partly because of the coloring and maybe the quality of the preserved film. I can understand the go of the film, but nothing is really clear until I read the Star-Film description. There are lots of high points in this ambitious project for sure, but in the end, it is just a longer average Melies film set in India.