Thursday, August 25, 2022

That Son of a Sheik -- August 25, 2022

Motion Picture News, 05-August-1922

The Christie Film Company was a major producer of short comedies from 1911 to 1933. Al Christie was the director and Charles Christie ran the business. In 1922, Neal Burns, one of Christie's comic leading men, signed a contract extension.

Moving Picture World, 12-August-1922

Moving Picture World, 19-August-1922

I thought it was interesting that this 1922 film, a parody of Rudolph Valentino's The Sheik(1921) had a title much closer to Rudolph Valentino's sequel, The Son of the Sheik(1926).

Moving Picture World, 26-August-1922

Christie had big plans for the 1922-1923 season, releasing one film a month starring Neal Burns, Bobby Vernon or Dorothy Devore.

Motion Picture News, 19-August-1922

Moving Picture World, 12-August-1922

Moving Picture World, 12-August-1922

Pioneering comedy producer Mack Sennett made many shorts starring handsome Ben Turpin, who was Sennett's biggest remaining comic.

Motion Picture News, 19-August-1922

Louise Fazenda, "world famed girl clown," returned to the Sennett fold to star with Teddy the dog in "Bow Wow."

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