Abdulla the Great

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Abdulla the Great (also known as Abdullah's Harem) is a 1955 comedy film. It was directed and produced by Gregory Ratoff who also stars in the title role from a screenplay by Boris Ingster and George St. George, based on the novel My Kingdom for a Woman by Ismet Regeila. The music score was by Georges Auric and the cinematography by Lee Garmes.

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Abdulla the Great
French film poster
Directed byGregory Ratoff
Written byBoris Ingster
George St. George
Based onMy Kingdom for a Woman by Ismet Regeila
Produced byGregory Ratoff
StarringGregory Ratoff
Kay Kendall
Sydney Chaplin
Alexander D'Arcy
Marina Berti
CinematographyLee Garmes
Lambert Williamson
Edited byMaurice Rootes
Music byGeorges Auric
Lambert Williamson
Misr Universal Cairo
Sphinx Films
Distributed byBritish Lion Films
Release date
16 February 1955 (Finland)
Running time
103 minutes
CountriesUnited Kingdom
Budget$1.2 million[1]

The film stars Gregory Ratoff, Kay Kendall, Sydney Chaplin, Alexander D'Arcy and Marina Berti. Ratoff denied that the story was a thinly veiled parody of the life of King Farouk of Egypt and the events preceding his overthrow in 1952.[2]

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