Production info

Die Sklavenkönigin
Austria/Hungary, 1924

Adolf Weisse, María Corda, Adelqui Migliar, Arlette Marchal
Directed by Mihaly Kertész

  

At the time of the biblical Exodus from the land of Egypt, young israelite slave Merapi (also called 'Moon of Israel' because of her beauty) falls in love with Seti, the son of pharaoh Meremptah.

Based on the novel by H. Rider Haggard. Also known as "The Slave Queen" and "Moon of Israel". One of director Kertész last Austrian works before he left for Hollywood in 1926, where as Michael Curtiz he had success with films like Captain Blood (1936), The Charge of the Light Brigade(1936) and the classics Casablanca (1942) and Mildred Pierce (1945). In 2004 the film, which was lost for many years, was restored to the original 103 minutes from a nitrate copy in the British Film Institute.


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