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Two Arabian Knights (1927) was a Silent Films - Comedy Film directed by Lewis Milestone and produced by John W. Considine Jr. and Howard Hughes.

Academy Awards 1927/28 --- Ceremony Number 1 (source: AMPAS)

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Best DirectorLewis MilestoneWon
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Fun Size Review: Two Arabian Knights (1927)

By Movies, Silently on Apr 24, 2013 From Movies Silently

Ride off into the sunset William Boyd and Louis Wolheim are frenemy ?POW’s who escape and make for warmer climes. They meet Arabian princess Mary Astor (um…) and decide to save her from an unsavory arranged marriage. Producer Howard Hughes hoarded this film in his vault, the villain. One... Read full article


Two Arabian Knights (1927) A Silent Film Review

By Movies, Silently on Jan 31, 2013 From Movies Silently

During the Great War, two squabbling soldiers are captured by the Germans. They escape, rescuing an Arabian princess in the process. Cute buddy comedy with a strong cast and a lively pace. Produced by Howard Hughes. Burying the hatchet The discovery of a film that had been presumed lost is always a ... Read full article


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The print for this film that was found was recovered just in the nick of time - there are points in the film where severe damage (and near-disintegration) can be seen, although the restorers did their utmost to undo the damage.
One of only two films to win a directing Oscar without also being nominated for best picture, the other being The Divine Lady.
In December, 2004, the film was aired on television for the first time on Turner Classic Movies with a newly-commissioned musical score.
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Also produced by John W. Considine Jr.




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