Thursday, July 07, 2005

Boireau au harem (version B)

FR 1912. PC: Pathé Frères. D: Henry Gambard. Starring André Deed (Boireau), Cherifeh Hanem. 290 m /16 fps/ 16'. Restored by AFF. ♪ Neil Brand. Thursday 7 July 2005, Cinéma Lumière 1, Il Cinema Ritrovato, Bologna. Following the programme text: Boireau is asked to photograph the Pasha of Istanbul, but he falls in love with a harem dancer. Threatened with being decapitated he dresses up as a bayadère. The disguise is discovered, and Boireau is spared his life only because the Pasha is very happy with the portrait taken by the photographer. – Version B differs slightly from A in the fact that the ballerina Cherifeh Hanem and AD perform more scantily dressed.

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