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MGM wanted to make a film of Franz Werfel
's international bestseller "The Forty Days of Musa Dagh" (1933) in the 1930s. Clark Gable
was in talks to star in the big-budget epic. However, in 1934, the Turkish ambassador to the United States, Munir Ertegun, protested to the State Department about the purchase by MGM of the film rights to Werfel's best-selling novel. Ambassador Ertegun threatened ...