GenreDrama Music bySigmund Gottfried Spaeth LanguageSilent film
WriterRudolph Lothar, George Marion, Jr., June Mathis, Bess Meredyth, Nellie Revell Release dateSeptember 18, 1927 (1927-09-18) (U.S.) ProductionSamuel Goldwyn Productions CastRonald Colman (Tito the Clown / The Count), Vilma Banky (Bianca, the Aerial Artist), Agostino Borgato (The Ringmaster), Gustav von Seyffertitz (The Chancellor), Harvey Clark (The Aide), Shirley Palmer (The Wife) Similar moviesPaperman, How Foolshead Paid His Debts, Creed, Dumbo, Oz: The Great and Powerful, Presto
TaglineTHE ROMEO AND JULIET OF THE SCREEN-RONALD COMAN and VILMA BANKY
The Magic Flame is a 1927 feature film directed by Henry King, produced by Samuel Goldwyn, and based on the play Konig Harlekin by Rudolph Lothar. George Barnes was nominated at the 1st Academy Awards for Best Cinematography for his work in The Magic Flame, The Devil Dancer and Sadie Thompson. The film promoted itself as the Romeo and Juliet of the circus upon its release.
This is now considered to be a lost film. The first five reels are rumored to exist at the George Eastman House, though this is disputed.