Our hero, a professor in Turkey, challenges a Sultan for the affections of a girl.


(as Alf Goulding)


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Credited cast:
A Fearless Explorer
His Assistant
A Girl in Danger
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sammy Brooks
Harry Burns
(as Lige Cromley)
Billy Fay
William Gillespie
Lew Harvey
Wallace Howe
Dee Lampton
Gus Leonard


A Turkish sultan captures and imprisons a young woman. Soon afterwards, the sultan also captures an explorer and his assistant. The explorer uses a series of ruses to evade the sultan's guards, and then gets an opportunity to rescue the girl. Written by Snow Leopard

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Comedy | Short





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16 June 1918 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Er bei den Türken  »

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1.33 : 1
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15 March 2004 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

There doesn't seem to be any opportunity for the 26 year old Harold Lloyd to soar professionally in his career in this short film. Whether he is abroad or at home, the themes are the same. There is a force of antagonism preventing him from reaching his full potential, and he does appear to be incapable of shaping the world he lives in. He is a prisoner of his own existence, and it is this misfortune that affords us entry into his humanity. Harold Lloyd and Bebe Daniels are the Adam and Eve of silent comedy. The themes that they possess in their short films together underpins the frustration of the human spirit when parameters have been set to limit progress.

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