"Moon of Israel"
Directed by Michael Curtiz
Based on the novel by
H. Rider Haggard, this is the original, long-lost London pre-release version of the film
that was bought by Paramount because of competition with DeMille's The Ten Commandments,
which featured similar scenes and locales. "Moon of Israel is a spectacular
specimen depicting the miracle of the sea more clearly, if less dramatically, than the
DeMille's" (Variety, June 29, 1927). Also known under the title The Slave
Queen. Silent with German titles.