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16 October 1936 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order)

George Arliss ... Sultan of Rungay

Lucie Mannheim ... Marguerite Carter
Godfrey Tearle ... Sir Henry Mallory
Romney Brent ... Dr. Shagu
Ballard Berkeley ... Nazim
Ronald Ward ... Neville Carter

Norma Varden ... Lady Mallory

John Laurie ... Dr. Fergusson
O.B. Clarence ... Osmin
Campbell Gullan ... Veka
Eliot Makeham ... Goodson (as Elliot Makeham)
Peter Gawthorne ... Stanton
Ralph Truman ... Abdul
Patrick Barr ... O'Flaherty (as Pat Barr)
Peter Croft ... Crowell
Stella Moya ... Tuleeka
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Derek Elphinstone
Joe Cozier ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Herbert Mason 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Edwin Greenwood  story
Maude T. Howell 

Produced by
Haworth Bromley .... producer
Original Music by
John Greenwood (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Bernard Knowles  (as B. Knowles)
Film Editing by
Charles Frend  (as C. Frend)
Art Direction by
Oscar Friedrich Werndorff  (as O. Werndorff)
Costume Design by
Joe Strassner  (as J. Strassner)
Sound Department
F. McNally .... sound recordist
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marianne .... wardrober
Music Department
Louis Levy .... musical director
Other crew
Maude T. Howell .... associate director

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USA:75 min | UK:74 min | USA:62 min (DVD) (edited)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Finland:K-16 | UK:U (re-rating) (1997)


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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Arliss stars at 68, 5 February 2005
Author: malcolmgsw from london

It is difficult to believe when our age of cinema concentrates on youth,that here we have a film whose star is 68 years old.George Arliss managed to give the same performance in every film of his that i have seen.Namely a wise old man who would always outwit his rivals by the last reel.In this film he plays an Eastern sultan who is being wooed by Britain and an Eastern power.He manages to play both at their own game and to come out on top.The running time is a brief 62 minutes which seems short for what must have been one of Gaumonts more prestigious productions.Mind you i do not think that the film would have been able to stretch much more.Rather intriguingly the next film for 3 of the cast(Laurie,Tearle and Mannheim)would be "The 39 Steps" in the same studios for Hitch.Also the Sultans son is played by Ballard Berkeley,none other than the immortal "Major" in "Fawlty Towers".

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