Abdul the Damned

Abdul the Damned 1935

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In 1908, Sultan Abdul Hamid rules the Turkish Empire, but he is faced with the threat of revolt by the Young Turk party. He allows Hilmi Pasha, the leader of the Young Turks, to return from exile and form the country's first constitutional government. With tensions still growing, chief of police Kadar Pasha assassinates Hassan Bey, the leader of the Old Turk party, and makes it look as if a Young Turk committed the crime, in order to give Abdul an excuse for arresting the Young Turk leaders. Meanwhile, Abdul becomes infatuated with a visiting Austrian singer. When she rejects his advances, she endangers both herself and her fiancé, a Turkish officer who also knows who really shot Hassan Bey.

  • Released: 1935-08-05
  • Runtime: 111 minutes
  • Genre: Drama, History
  • Stars: Fritz Kortner, Adrienne Ames, Nils Asther, John Stuart, Esme Percy, Walter Rilla, Charles Carson, Patric Knowles, Eric Portman, Clifford Heatherley, Henry B. Longhurst, Annie Esmond, H. Saxon-Snell, George Zucco, Warren Jenkins, Arthur Hardy, Robert Naylor, Henry Peterson
  • Director: Karl Grune