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Man of Affairs (1936)

His Lordship (original title)
A complicated adventure involving twin brothers and the Foreign Office trying to thwart the ambitions of a hostile sheikh.

Director:

Herbert Mason

Writers:

Neil Grant (play), Edwin Greenwood (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
George Arliss ... Richard Fraser / Lorimer, Lord Duncaster
Romilly Lunge Romilly Lunge ... Bill Howard
Rene Ray ... Vera (as René Ray)
Jessie Winter Jessie Winter ... Lady Duncaster
John Ford John Ford ... Ibrahim
Allan Jeayes Allan Jeayes ... Barak
Lawrence Anderson ... Nahil
Bernard Merefield Bernard Merefield ... Phillpotts
John Turnbull ... Stevenson
Basil Gill ... Abdullah
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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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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 February 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Man of Affairs See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (British Acoustic Film Full Range Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Call of the Muezzin
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Music by Louis Levy
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Another great movie from George Arliss
9 January 2001 | by julwisSee all my reviews

This movie continues to display George Arliss' talent for reinventing characters. The plot itself is complicated and the whole movie serves as a vehicle for Arliss but that is indeed where the movie shines. Arliss plays twin brothers, one the pompous British foreign secretary and the other his street-wise worldly black sheep brother. Through a series of sinister events involving the murder of an Arab sheik, the foreign secretary brings the country to the brink of war with an Arab nation. Its only through the quick thinking and guile of his brother impersonating him that the murder is solved and peace prevails. The scenes with both brother sharing screen time in the same frame are extremely well done, especially in an age where special effects were prehistoric. Arliss' timing in these scenes also demonstrates his fine talents perfectly.


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