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Two Arabian Knights

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Two Arabian Knights
Movie Poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg United States
Directed by Lewis Milestone
Release Date September 27, 1927
Language Silent
Studio The Caddo Company
Distributor United Artists
Main Cast
Character Actor
W. Dangerfield Phelps III William Boyd
Sgt. Peter O'Gaffney Louis Wolheim
Mirza Mary Astor
Shevket Ben Ali Ian Keith
Gobin David Butler
Uncle George Brandon Hurst
Sewer Rat George E. Stone

Two Arabian Knights is a 1927 American Adventure-Comedy movie directed by Lewis Milestone. 1918, the two Doughboys Phelps and Sergeant O'Gaffrey are captured by the Germans. Their attempts to escape are unsuccessful. Only when they disguise themselves as Arabs are they able to escape. They are to travel to Jaffa on a river steamer. With the ship's captain, the two soldiers vie for the favor of the Arab Mirza. In Jaffa, Mirza's fiancé Shevket is alerted by a servant to the two Americans, whom he is giving a hard time.

At the first Academy Awards in 1929, Lewis Milestone was awarded the Oscar for Best Director. Since only in 1929 was the Oscar for best director award in the two categories of drama and comedy (a division that was abolished a year later), Milestone is the only director ever to have received an Oscar in this category.

The following weapons were used in the film Two Arabian Knights:


Colt M1911

Sgt. Peter O'Gaffney (Louis Wolheim) uses a Colt M1911 in the crater.

Colt M1911 - .45 ACP
He holds the Colt at Phelps.
Another view of the pistol in his hand.

Flintlock Pistol

Two Flintlock Pistols are used by Shevket Ben Ali (Ian Keith) and W. Dangerfield Phelps III (William Boyd) during the duel.

Charleville Model 1777 - .69 cal; for comparison.
Shevket and Phelps stand opposite each other, pistols in hands.
Having taken his shot, Shevket makes his attempt.

Luger P08

In the end, O'Gaffney and Phelps can be seen with Luger P08 pistols taken from Arabic soldiers.

Luger P08 - 9x19mm Parabellum
"I can't speak Arabian, but I've got a handful of sure death, and I'm nervous!"
The Luger is seen tucked in his trousers.
Phelps points his Luger at Shevket.


Krag-Jørgensen M1899

American soldiers including Phelps can be seen with rifles in No Man's Land which according to the length and the attached bayonet appear to be Krag-Jørgensen Model 1899 Constabulary Carbines.

Krag-Jørgensen Model 1899 Constabulary Carbine - .30-40 Krag
Phelps and another doughboy carry their rifles.

Mauser Karabiner 98AZ

Some Arabic and German soldiers are armed with Mauser 98AZ Artillery Carbines. O'Gaffney wields a captured carbine at the end of the movie.

Mauser Karabiner 98AZ - 7.92x57mm Mauser
German stormtroopers wonder why O'Gaffney and Phelps fight each other in the crater.
A German soldier guarding P.o.W.s stands in front of fallen Phelps.
He demands the column to stop which offers a view of the curved bolt handle.
O'Gaffney with a Kar98 AZ over his back fitted with a Krag-Jørgensen bayonet instead of a Seitengewehr 98/05.

Krag-Jørgensen M1896

Krag-Jørgensen M1896 rifles are also used by Arabic and German soldiers standing in for correct Mauser Gewehr 1898 and 1903 Turkish Mauser rifles.

Krag-Jørgensen Model 1896 - .30-40 Krag
A Prison guard with his shouldered Krag at the camp entrance.
Another prison guard with his rifle.
Close up of the rear part of one Krag-Jørgensen.

Machine Guns

Maxim MG 08/15

A Maxim MG08/15 is briefly seen fired by German soldiers.

Maxim MG 08/15 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
The Maxim being fired at the crater's direction.



German Officers in the Prison camp carry pistol holsters for Lugers.


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