Cecil B. DeMille's "The Arab" was based on the stage play by Edgar Selwyn and very well known silent films. . It was an attempt to capitalize on heart throb Ramon Novarro's nlokbuster appearance in "The Sheik" (1921). Moroccan teenager Kada-Abd-el-Kader played an Arab boy in "The Arab". Here we note him sitting in director's Rex Ingram's chair on the set of the film in costume (figure 1). Kada after the shooting in I thik Morocco was actually adopted by Ingram and his wife Alice Terry who brought him to America. It seems that Kada was much older than represented to the couple and quickly started living the fast life in America. The couple as a result sent Kada back to Morocco where the fast life was a little more restricted.
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