The Favorite (1989)
Movie: The Favorite
- Director: Jack Smight
- Stars: F. Murray Abraham, Maud Adams, Amber O’Shea, James Michael Gregary, Ron Dortch, Laurent Le Doyen, Jonathan Vuille, Francesco Quinn, Glenn Scarpelli, Andra Parisy, Grard Touroul, Tom McGreevey, Celeste Simpson-Boyd, Robere Kazadi, Garth Wilton
- Release Date: August 09, 1989
- Run Time: 104 min
- Genre: Adventure
At the dawn of the 19th century, a young French woman is kidnapped and forced into a sultan’s harem in Turkey. Fiercely independent, she resists, but must make choices in order to survive. She begins to influence the sultan toward more fair manners of solving his conflicts, but finds herself at odds with another of his wives, who wants her son Mustafa to become the new sultan. As the years pass, she must deal with the new sultan’s advances while protecting her adopted son Mahmud, and helping the Sultanate against the Russians who have modern weapons.