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Achmed Abdullah

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Who is Achmed Abdullah?

Achmed Abdullah was an American writer. He is most noted for his pulp stories of crime, mystery and adventure. He wrote screenplays for some successful films. He was the author of the progressive Siamese drama Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness, an Academy Award nominated film made in 1927. He earned an Academy Award nomination for collaborating on the screenplay to the 1935 film The Lives of a Bengal Lancer.


Achmed Abdullah is a fictional character from the 1965 film Marco the Magnificent.

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Pulp Fiction Writers (2009)

by Lee Server

Achmed Abdullah was born Alexander Nicholaye- vitch Romanoff to a grand duke father and a high- born Afghani Muslim mother in czarist Russia.

Google previewThe Dictionary of Modern Proverbs (2012)

Achmed Abdullah, The Blue-Eyed Manchu (New York: Robert J. Shores) 140: “You cannot fight fire with fire, nor water with water. Listen master!” (the character speaking is a “Goanese half-cast”). 1919 John Cournos, The Mask ( New York: George H. Doran) 222: “But other fires came, fires of pity, which overwhelmed this other fire [of shame, frustration, anger] but did not put it out. For you cannot fight fire with fire.” The proverb perhaps originated as a counter- proverb rebutting the ...

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