Abdul the Damned

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Abdul the Damned
Directed by Karl Grune
Produced by Max Schach
Written by Robert Neumann
Ashley Dukes
Roger Burford
Warren Chetham Strode
Emeric Pressburger
Curt Siodmak
Starring Fritz Kortner
Nils Asther
John Stuart
Adrienne Ames
Music by Hanns Eisler
Cinematography Otto Kanturek
Edited by A.C. Hammond
Walter Stokvis
Release dates
Running time
111 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Budget £50,000[1]

Abdul the Damned is a 1935 British drama film directed by Karl Grune and starring Fritz Kortner, Nils Asther and John Stuart.[2] It was made by British International Pictures. It is set in the Ottoman Empire in the years before the First World War, where the eponymous absolutist Sultan Abdul Hamid II and the republican Young Turks battle for power. It is also known as Abdul Hamid.




  • Low, Rachael. Filmmaking in 1930s Britain. George Allen & Unwin, 1985.

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