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The Cloth Peddler (1917)
"Arshin mal-alan" (original title)

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Set in turn of the century Baku at the dawn of the 20th century, a young man wishes to marry. Since he is a rich and successful business man, despite his young age, he feels that he should ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Huseyhqulu Sarabski ...
Asgar (as Hüseynqulu Sarabski)
Ahmed Agdamski ...
Gülcöhra (as Ahmad Agdamski)
Alakbar Huseynzade ...
Soltan bey
Yunis Narimanov ...
Cahan Xala
Mirza Aliyev ...
Süleyman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mamed Alili ...
(as Mammad Alili)
Aleksandra Olenskaya ...
Asya
Yeva Olenskaya ...
Telli
Hanafi Terequlov ...
Vali
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Set in turn of the century Baku at the dawn of the 20th century, a young man wishes to marry. Since he is a rich and successful business man, despite his young age, he feels that he should have his pick of any bride that he fancies, however, Azerbanjani tradition dictates otherwise. He then decides to get stealthy about the matter and disguises himself as a mere cloth peddler. As the peddler, a young woman falls in love with him, but grieves that he father will not marry her to a mere peddler. Young Askar then reveals who his he to her father and asks for he hand in marriage. Seeing that he is indeed a wealthy young man, the father hardly agrees and the two are permitted to marry. Written by SindyMac

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peddler | father | cloth | bride | marriage

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3 January 1917 (Azerbaijan)  »

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Arshin mal-alan  »

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There is some confusion as to whether this is the first or second version of the popular 1913 musical theater of the same name to be committed to film. It is pre Russian revolution, so it has a definitely Azeri national flavor to it. See more »

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