Under the Crescent

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Under the Crescent
Directed by Burton L. King
Written by Nell Shipman
Starring Ola Humphrey
Distributed by Universal Film Manufacturing Co.
Release date
  • June 1, 1915 (1915-06-01)
Running time
6 episodes
Country United States
Language Silent

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 Old Egypt.

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. She convert to Islam and take the name Habiba.[2]


Chapter Titles[edit]

  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[edit]


  1. ^ "Progressive Silent Film List: Under the Crescent". Silent Era. Retrieved January 2, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Actress Weds a Prince". NY Times. Retrieved 2013-01-07. 

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