The Magic Flame

The Magic Flame

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Directed by Henry King
Produced by Samuel Goldwyn
Written by Rudolph Lothar (play)
George Marion, Jr. (titles)
June Mathis (continuity)
Bess Meredyth (writer)
Nellie Revell (titles)
Starring Ronald Colman
Vilma Bánky
Music by Sigmund Spaeth
Cinematography George Barnes
Distributed by United Artists
Release dates
  • September 18, 1927 (1927-09-18) (U.S.)
Country United States
Language Silent film

The Magic Flame is a 1927 feature film directed by Henry King, produced by Samuel Goldwyn, and based on the play Konig Harlekin by Rudolph Lothar. George Barnes was nominated at the 1st Academy Awards for Best Cinematography for his work in The Magic Flame, The Devil Dancer and Sadie Thompson.[1] The film promoted itself as the Romeo and Juliet of the circus upon its release.

This is now considered to be a lost film.[2] The first five reels are rumored to exist at the George Eastman House, though this is disputed.[3][4]


See also


  1. "The 1st Academy Awards (1929) Nominees and Winners". Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. Retrieved November 9, 2013.
  2. The Magic Flame at SilentEra
  3. Vilma Banky: Hungarian Rhapsody
  4. Schildgen, Rachel A. (2010). More Than a Dream: Rediscovering the Life and Films of Vilma Banky. 1921 PVG Publishing. p. 167. ISBN 0982770928. Retrieved March 5, 2013. ... in the past, scholars have said the first five reels were housed at the George Eastman House in New York. Further inquiries have turned up little, and it is safe to assume the film is actually gone for good.
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