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Synopsis: In 1925 Damascus Harry Smith runs guns to the rebels under Emir Hassan. The French arrest him along with others and force him to sell weapons to them. He develops an interest in French intelligence officer Feroud's mistress Violette.
Director(s): Curtis Bernhardt
Production: Columbia Pictures
98 min

-Give them the new official price list.

-Yes, sir.

Wheat, 60 piastres, rice, 90 piastres.

You call this fair?

Under the circumstances,

l consider it generous.

Looks all right to me, Colonel.

l'll send in whatever l've got.

Just a minute. Your name, please?

Smith. Harry Smith, sir.

You're very cooperative, Mr. Smith.

l believe in being cooperative, Colonel.

May l leave now?

You may leave.

He was at liberty to refuse my offer.

ln which case, l would have been forced

to confiscate his goods.

l hope you'll be as wise.

Good day.

-These are outrageous prices.

-That's all. Good day!

Yes, sir. Coming.

What have we got on Mr. Smith?

Mr. Smith? l have him right here, sir.

Harry Smith. Born Henry McReady.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Newspaper reporter on various newspapers

all over the country...

...Philadelphia, Boston, New York.

Volunteered American Expeditionary Forces.

Wounded, decorated.

On leave in Paris. Went AWOL.

He's been getting into trouble ever since.

Bookmaking, women. Shall l read it all?

He'd been operating a gambling house

in Damascus.

We closed him when we moved in.

He's quite a boy.

Yes, sir.

Nasir is here. He brings someone.

Mr. Harry.

l bring a friend, a man who's in trouble.

He needs your help.

The French came to take him hostage.

By the grace of God, he got away.

He's got wives, children.

Doesn't know which way to turn.

He needs your help,

to escape from the city with his family.

He's willing to pay.

Tell him it'll cost him 1,000.

He begs you,

out of the kindness of your heart.

Get rid of him.

l thought he would be worth bothering,

Mr. Harry.

-What is it?

-lt's a French gun!

What do you care whose gun it is,

so long as it isn't aimed at you?

Wait a minute.

Your curfew pass.

Here you are, Doc.

Go ahead.

Good evening, Mr. Harry.

-'Evening, Arthur. How's business?


Anything interesting tonight?

-There's a beautiful little mouse.

-Yeah, where?


l think she's new here.

l never saw her before.

That's big city stuff.

Constantinople or Cairo.

You like?

Nice. Who is she?

l don't know.

l want to buy these. How much?

You want to buy?

One more.

What are you going to do with those,

Mr. Harry?

Teach you how to play them, maybe.

You going to teach the Colonel

how to play, too?

Thank you, chri.


Two, please.


Thank you.

Thank you.

How's business tonight, General?

They're having fun in there

eating shashlik and drinking arak.

Lights! Turn on the lights!

Leave me alone!


There's people hurt in here.

Get MPs and first-aid immediately.

Very well, sir.

-Are you all right, dear?

-Leave me alone.

Get away from me. No!

Sit down, dear.

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