|The Magic Flame|
|Directed by||Henry King|
|Written by||George Marion, Jr. (titles)|
June Mathis (continuity)
Bess Meredyth (writer)
Nellie Revell (titles)
|Based on||König Harlekin|
by Rudolph Lothar
|Produced by||Samuel Goldwyn|
|Music by||Sigmund Spaeth|
|Distributed by||United Artists|
|Language||Silent (English intertitles)|
The Magic Flame is a 1927 American silent drama film directed by Henry King, produced by Samuel Goldwyn, and based on the 1900 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. The film promoted itself as the Romeo and Juliet of the circus upon its release.
The Magic Flame is now considered to be a lost film. The first five reels are rumored to exist at the George Eastman House, though this is disputed.
... 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 gone for good.