Abdulla the Great

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Abdulla the Great ★★ Abdullah's Harem 1956

A dissolute Middle Eastern monarch falls for a model, who spurns him for an army officer. While distracted by these royal shenanigans, the king is blissfully unaware of his subjects' disaffection—until they revolt. Dares to lampoon Egypt's dead King Farouk, going against conventional Hollywood wisdom (“Farouk in film is boxoffice poison”). 89m/C VHS . GB Gregory Ratoff, Kay Kendall, Sydney Chaplin, Alexander D'Arcy; D: Gregory Ratoff; C: Lee Garmes; M: Georges Auric.