The Arab (1915 film)

The Arab is a 1915 American silent adventure film directed by Cecil B. DeMille. Edgar Selwyn wrote and starred in the Broadway play version of the story in 1911, and this film is based on that play.[1] Selwyn reprises his role from his play.[2] This film was refilmed by Metro Pictures in 1924 as The Arab. The film is now lost.[3][4]

The Arab
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Directed byCecil B. DeMille
Produced byJesse L. Lasky
Written byEdgar Selwyn
Based onThe Arab (play)
by Edgar Selwyn
StarringEdgar Selwyn
CinematographyAlvin Wyckoff
Edited byCecil B. DeMille
Jesse Lasky Feature Plays
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • June 14, 1915 (1915-06-14)
Running time
5 reels
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)



  1. ^ The AFI Catalog of Feature Films: The Arab
  2. ^ The Arab, Lyceum and Astor Theatres; Lyceum(Sept. 1911) and Astor Theatre (Oct. 1911);
  3. ^ "Progressive Silent Film List: The Arab". Retrieved February 13, 2010. - incorrectly listed as being in Gosfilmofond. It's the 1924 film in Gosfilmofond
  4. ^ The Library of Congress/FIAF American Silent Feature Film Catalog: The Arab

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