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Man of Affairs (1936)

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A complicated adventure involving twin brothers and the Foreign Office trying to thwart the ambitions of a hostile sheikh.

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When the Emir of Kazra is assassinated, Richard Fraser, an old friend, returns to England to warn the Emir's son he is in danger. Fraser uses his twin brother's position as British Foreign Secretary to expose the murderers and avert war between the two countries. Written by Ian Harries <ih@doc.ic.ac.uk>

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19 February 1937 (USA)  »

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Delighful comedy with Arliss at the top of his powers.
10 July 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Brilliant comedy with Arliss successfully pulling off two twin brothers, completely unalike, a rare opportunity for aspiring actors to study characterization in detail.

Much fun. The plot revolves around an assassinated Arab leader, the attempt to shift the murder onto a Britain, attempts to rescue the heir from assassination as well, and a black sheep saving the day from an incompetent twin who has risen to the top.

Soundtrack suffers from much static noise in the silences, but sound otherwise is fine. Print on the DVD I saw rather through the mill, but still eminently watchable due to Arliss alone.

One of his last films and one to show he was still at the top of his game.


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