Cinema: The New Pictures Jun. 18, 1923

The Shriek of Araby. Although it ill becomes profound commentary to point with pride to the centripetal optics of Mr. Ben Turpin, it must be said that his present opus is sniffing at the heels of true Art. Mr. Turpin's burlesque places a permanent tombstone over the twin-Bedouin story of the desert.

He invades the Sahara, acquires sovereignty over a native tent colony, marries the American beauty which he finds blooming beneath a nearby dune. His bride is carried off by a wolf in the Sheik's clothing....

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