Abdul the Damned (1935)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama, Period Film  |   Run Time - 111 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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This epic costume drama is set in turn-of-the-century Turkey and chronicles the ruthless reign of a paranoid ruler who begins killing everyone he suspects of treachery against him. The despot's loyal chief of police obediently enacts his master's bloody whims until he too stands accused of conspiracy and is sentenced to die. To save him, his lover, a Viennese actress, offers to join the despot's harem.

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actor, against-all-odds, control, dummy, harem, love, oppression, police, Sultan, ventriloquist