It was directed by Marcel L'Herbier, who was 34 at the time.
You can read about the film's interesting background here.
Philippe Hériat (26) as Djorah de Nopur
Georgette Leblanc as Claire Lescot, the heroine -
- and her magnificent servants in papier mache masks
Jaque Catelain (27) as Einar Norsen, a daredevil inventor
this cat had revolutionary dreams but I can't recall his name
John Lennon and his pal wanted to join in on the grinning
Marcelle Pradot (23) played a peasant girl who witnesses a car crash
She was sweet. And also the wife of the director.
Claire's outfits and accessories were out of this world.
I want them all.
a beautiful anonymous boy on the left, next to Mr Revolutionaire
Philippe without his turban
Claire's moth antennae head dress
A pleasant cameo by Kiki !
She also appeared in La Galeria des monstres with Jaque and Philippe on the same year, 1924.
This scene is similar to the one in L'Herbier's El Dorado , which he directed three years earlier.
In that one it is Philippe who dances on the other side of a screen.
a poisonous snake in a beautiful basket, hidden amongst flowers
having suffered from back trauma last year, I tend to feel deep empathy towards all these men who have to carry fainted ladies in films
The film is well worth seeking out.
It does run for 2 hours and 10 minutes but offers a lot of grand visuals.
ps. does anyone know where I might find L'Herbier's Le vertige (1927) ?