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|The Dancer of the Nile|
|Directed by||William P.S. Earle|
|Written by||Blanche Earle|
William P.S. Earle
Sam De Grasse
William P.S. Earle Productions
|Distributed by||Film Booking Offices of America|
|Language||Silent (English intertitles)|
The Dancer of the Nile is a 1923 American silent drama film directed by William P.S. Earle and starring Carmel Myers, Malcolm McGregor, and Sam De Grasse. The film was produced in response to the public fascination following the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun in November 1922.
To give the film an authentic historical look, the film used double exposures on detailed paintings with blacked areas where actors would be added, and by filming through transparent painted glass for the background settings. Originally titled Tutankhamen and produced after the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun in November 1922, distributors in belief that public interest in the Egyptian king had waned requested a change in the title and plot. As a result, the film was edited to change its focus from Prince Tut to the dancer Arvia.
- Bryan, Bruce (October 1924). "Movie Realism and Archaeological Fact". Art and Archaeology. Washington, D.C.: Archaeological Institute of America. 18 (4): 131–144.
- Cortlett, Dudley S. (December 1923). "Art on the Screen; or the Film of Tutankhamen". Art and Archaeology. Washington, D.C.: Archaeological Institute of America. 16 (6): 231–240.
- Munden, Kenneth White (1997). The American Film Institute Catalog of Motion Pictures Produced in the United States, Part 1. University of California Press.
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