Omar the Tentmaker (film)

Omar the Tentmaker

theatrical release poster
Directed by James Young
Produced by Richard Walton Tully[1]
Written by Richard Walton Tully (adaptation)
Based on Omar the Tentmaker
(1914 play) by
Richard Walton Tully
Starring Guy Bates Post
Virginia Browne Faire
Cinematography Georges Benoît
Richard Walton Tully Productions
Distributed by Associated First National Pictures
Release dates
  • December 1922 (1922-12)
Running time
80 minutes
(8 reels; 8,090 feet)[1]
Country United States
Language Silent
English intertitles

Omar the Tentmaker is a 1922 American silent drama film directed by James Young and featuring Boris Karloff.[2] It was produced and adapted by Richard Walton Tully from his 1914 Broadway play of the same name.[1] It is not known whether the film currently survives.[2]


As described in a film publication,[3] Omar the tentmaker (Post) becomes an outcast because of his radical writings and improved calendar.

His wife Shireen (Faire), whom he secretly married, is desired by the Shah (Beery), who has her brought to the harem. She repulses the Shah and is thrown in prison, where her daughter is born. The daughter Little Shireen is smuggled out and brought to Omar, although he does not know her identity. Omar has been wandering about in a rage. He is arrested for harboring a Christian (Flynn). When he is about to be tortured, his wife, who has finally escaped from prison, recognizes him and sends for the Grand Vizier, who is a former associate of Omar. Omar is freed and finally has happiness.


See also


  1. 1 2 3 Omar the Tentmaker at the American Film Institute Catalog
  2. 1 2 "Progressive Silent Film List: Omar the Tentmaker". Silent Era. Retrieved 2008-04-08.
  3. Pardy, George T., ed. (Dec 30, 1922). "Illustrated Screen Report: Omar the Tentmaker". Exhibitor's Trade Review. East Stroudsberg, Pennsylvania: Exhibitor's Trade Review, Inc. 13 (5): 278. Retrieved 2014-04-29.
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