Kismet (1920) is a silent film version of the 1911 play Kismet by Edward Knoblock, starring Otis Skinner and Elinor Fair, and directed by Louis J. Gasnier.
Skinner's daughter, author Cornelia Otis Skinner, plays a small role. This version was released by Robertson-Cole Distributing Company, and was released on VHS by Grapevine Video. In New England the distribution of the film was handled by Joseph P. Kennedy who organized a successful premiere in Boston.
Skinner filmed the play again in a 1930 talkie. This film is lost but its Vitaphone soundtrack survives.
- Otis Skinner - Hajj the Beggar
- Rosemary Theby - Kut-al-Kulub
- Elinor Fair - Marsinah
- Marguerite Comont - Nargis
- Nicholas Dunaew - Nasir
- Herschell Mayall - Jawan
- Fred Lancaster - Zayd
- Leon Bary - Caliph Abdullah
- Sidney Smith - Jester
- Hamilton Revelle - Wazir Mansur
- Tom Kennedy - Kutayt
- Sam Kaufman - Amru
- Emmett King - Wazir Abu Bakr
- Fanny Ferrari - Gulnar
- Emily Seville - Kabirah
- Beauchamp, Cari. Joseph P. Kennedy's Hollywood Years. Faber and Faber, 2009