Under the Crescent
Directed byBurton L. King
Written byNell Shipman
StarringOla Humphrey
Distributed byUniversal Film Manufacturing Co.
Release date
  • June 1, 1915 (1915-06-01)
Running time
6 episodes
CountryUnited States

Under the Crescent is a 1915 American drama film serial directed by Burton L. King, starring Ola Humphrey, and released by Universal. The film is considered to be lost.[1]


A series of six episodes involving the adventures of an American actress in modern Egypt (circa 1910s). The story is biographical; it was based on the real life of its lead actress, Ola Humphrey, who in 1911 married Egyptian Prince Ibrahim Hassan, cousin of the Khedive.[2]


Chapter titles

  1. The Purple Iris
  2. The Cage of the Golden Bars
  3. In The Shadows of the Pyramids
  4. For The Honor of a Woman
  5. In The Name of the King
  6. The Crown of Death

See also


  1. ^ "Progressive Silent Film List: Under the Crescent". Silent Era. Retrieved January 2, 2009.
  2. ^ "Actress Weds a Prince". NY Times. April 16, 1911. Retrieved January 7, 2013.