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Abdulla the Great (1955)

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  • Abdulla the Great (1955)

    OK NOW I'VE FOUND A COPY - but you may find the links in this post about A.T.G. interesting.

    Are there any decent copies out there? I'm looking for one to see if I can spot the scenes re-shot in the UK.

    There is a nice chapter about the filming at the end of this book, 'The Celluloid Mistress':

    [URL]https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.525126[/URL]
    Last edited by Anthony McKay; 7th July 2017, 11:56 PM.

  • #2
    A nice article here too:

    [url]https://books.google.co.nz/books?id=ZkgEAAAAMBAJ&lpg=PP1&dq=%22abdullah%20the%20great%22%20time%20magazine&pg=PP1#v=onepage&q&f=false[/url]

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    • #3
      I have never seen this film. IMDB says it was funded by an Egyptian company who hired a man to write, direct and star in a film about the overthrow of the corrupt king of Egypt.

      How can you make a comedy about an ugly man in an ugly situation?

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      • #4
        According to 'Celluloid Midas,' the backer was a millionaire who lived in Paris who had money in Egypt he could not get out. The film was basically a money laundering scheme.

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        • #5
          I hope I see this movie eventually.

          They say it has good photography and the late Kay Kendall was always good in frothy comedies.

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          • #6
            [QUOTE=jamal.nazreddin;n7980]I have never seen this film. IMDB says it was funded by an Egyptian company who hired a man to write, direct and star in a film about the overthrow of the corrupt king of Egypt.

            How can you make a comedy about an ugly man in an ugly situation?[/QUOTE]

            Not comedy - a mild melodrama - like an episode of 'The Saint' without a our hero.

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