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:
William Blaisdell
Sammy Brooks
Harry Burns
Lige Conley ...
(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)  »

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Er bei den Türken  »

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1.33 : 1
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One of Lloyd's Lesser Shorts
28 April 2004 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

Although it has some good moments, overall this one has to be counted as one of Harold Lloyd's lesser efforts. Parts of it are amusing enough, but it never gets all that much out of the situation, and too much of it has a lot of action without any real point. It's watchable, but it doesn't compare with Lloyd's many successes.

Harold plays an explorer traveling "Somewhere in Turkey", and he gets captured by a sultan who has also just captured a young woman. From there, a lot of chasing and scuffling takes place, but much of it doesn't go anywhere. With Lloyd, Snub Pollard, and Bebe Daniels in the cast, it's hard to believe that they couldn't have written the story a little more skillfully, to take better advantage of the cast's abilities.

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