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)
|Best Director||Lewis Milestone||Won|
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 ReviewBy 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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Lewis Milestone won an Oscar, then called the First Award, for Direction (Comedy Picture), the first and only year that category appeared in the Academy Awards. Milestone beat the only other nominee in the category, 'Ted Wilde' for Harold Lloyd's Speedy. Charles Chaplin had originally been announced as a Best Comedy Director nominee for The Circus, but subsequently was removed from the category (his nomination for Best Actor also was rescinded) and given a special Honorary Award. Milestone won a second Oscar for directing All Quiet on the Western Front, which featured Louis Wolheim in a World War I setting, and was nominated one more time, for The Front Page.
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.
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