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Charles Farrell and Greta Nissen in an original publicity still for Fazil (1926)

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foreign flyer for Fazil (1926)

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Charles Farrell and Greta Nissen in an original publicity still for Fazil (1926)

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foreign print ad for Fazil, Howard Hawks’ sixth film, premiering Jun 4, 1928.

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Greta Nissen in a publicity still for Fazil (1928).  Greta was born in Oslo, Norway and had 32 film credits, from two Danish features in 1923, her Hollywood debut in 1925, to 1937.  None of her other credits merit any greta.

 

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foreign flyer for Fazil (1928)

 

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theater flyer advertising Fazil (1928)

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Charles Farrell and Greta Nissen in a publicity still for Fazil (1928)

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foreign flyer for Fazil (1928)

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Charles Farrell and Greta Nissen in a publicity still for Fazil (1928)

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Charles Farrell wore dark makeup as Fazil (1928), but was unconvincing as an Arabian prince in a romance with Greta Nissen.

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original poster for Fazil (1928) with Howard Hawks credited as producer, but not director.  In the 20s, director was often looked down upon as just another technician.   Producer was considered the greatest creative contributor to a film.

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Charles Farrell and Greta Nissen in a publicity still for Fazil (1928)

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Charles Farrell as Prince Fazil in Fazil (1928)

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Charles Farrell as Prince Fazil in Fazil (1928).  Charles was born in Onset Bay, Massachusetts and had 53 acting credits, from an uncredited bit in 1923, his first screen credit in 1925, to six episodes of The Charles Farrell Show in 1956.  His other notable credits include bits in The Ten Commandments (1926 as a slave,  Hunchback of Notre Dame (1926), Charles Chaplin’s A Woman of Paris, and Buster Keaton’s The Freshman, and credit for 125 episodes of My Little Margie (1952-55), as Margie’s father, and his first credit in over a decade.