Set amid the turbulence of the Young Turk movement within the dying Ottoman Empire, Abdul the Damned was among the first films directed in Britain by Karl Grune, acclaimed director of 1923’s Die Strasse (The Street), who had fled Nazi Germany in 1933; the film also features starring roles for fellow German émigré and Pandora’s Box star Fritz Kortner, Scottish screen idol John Stuart, and Swedish silent-era heart-throb Nils Asther.
Turkey, 1908: Sultan Abdul Hamid II becomes infatuated with Therese, a young Viennese opera singer and she is forced to give in to him to protect her fiancé, Young Turk Talak Pasha. Will the fervour of Talak’s popular opposition to the Sultan’s rule eventually lead to the monarch's downfall?
A traveller making a journey to the exotic Moroccan capital finds himself enmeshed in a web of suspicion and counter-espionage in this star-studded spy thriller with a difference!
Odd Couple star Tony Randall is the American tourist whose eagerly awaited vacation turns into a potentially deadly adventure; Herbert Lom, Terry-Thomas and Austrian-born star Senta Berger are among the assorted spies and villains with whom he unwittingly tangles, with Klaus Kinski in suitably menacing form as the sinister stranger who tracks his every move.
Directed by Hammer Films veteran Don Sharp and scripted from a story by British B-movie mogul Harry Alan Towers (under his regular pen-name 'Peter Welbeck'), Our Man in Marrakesh is a colourful blend of humour, glamour and intrigue, presented here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements.
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