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East Meets West (1936)

The son of a wealthy and powerful sultan is carrying on an affair with the wife of an infamous criminal. The father determines to end the affair, erase the shame of his son and bring the criminal to justice.

Director:

Herbert Mason

Writers:

Edwin Greenwood (screenplay), Edwin Greenwood (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Campbell Gullan ... Veka
Eliot Makeham ... Goodson (as Elliot Makeham)
Peter Gawthorne Peter Gawthorne ... Stanton
Ralph Truman Ralph Truman ... Abdul
Patrick Barr ... O'Flaherty (as Pat Barr)
Peter Croft Peter Croft ... Crowell
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The son of a wealthy and powerful sultan is carrying on an affair with the wife of an infamous criminal. The father determines to end the affair, erase the shame of his son and bring the criminal to justice.

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treaty | scroll | sultan | palace | king | See All (9) »

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Drama | Romance

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Lucie Mannheim and Godfrey Tearle were both in Alfred Hitchcock's "The 39 Steps" (1935). See more »

Quotes

Lady Mallory: Your KCB's crooked.
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Arliss stars at 68
5 February 2005 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

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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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 October 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Diplomatie Orientale See more »

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Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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