Caravan of Death

Caravan of Death is a 1920 silent German film directed by Josef Stein and featuring Carl de Vogt as Kara Ben Nemsi. The film was an adaptation of the latter half of the Karl May novel From Baghdad to Stamboul, and is now considered to be lost.


Kara Ben Nemsi and his servant Haji Halef Omar join a group of Mohammedans on a pilgrimage to bury their dead. When a plague erupts, the two men become infected. Weakened by the disease, they must protect the caravan from traps set by the group's Kurdish enemies on their way to the holy site.

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    director Josef Stein
    genre adventure
    keywords infect mohammed their way
    producer Marie Luise Droop
    publisher Filmhaus Bruckmann & Co.