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The Barbarian (1933)

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An American tourist catches the eye of a disguised Arab prince who decides to kidnap her, then try to win her love.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Jamil El Shehab
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Diana 'Di' Standing
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Gerald Hume, Diana's Fiancee
Louise Closser Hale ...
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Cecil Harwood
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Achmed Pasha
Blanche Friderici ...
Mrs. Hume, Gerald's Mother
Marcelle Corday ...
Marthe, Diana's Maid
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Mrs. Loway, American Tourist
Leni Stengel ...
Ilsa, German Tourist
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Storyline

A racy story of Myrna, who arrives in Cairo to meet her fiance. She attracts the attention of Ramon, a conniving Arab guide who enchants rich women tourists in order to take advantage of them. She falls under his spell, and he turns out to be more than he seems. Written by Robert Tonsing <rtonsing@ti.com>

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arab | guide | pre code | kidnapping | train | See more »


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Approved
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Release Date:

12 May 1933 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Man of the Nile  »

Box Office

Budget:

$444,399 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Myrna Loy wrote in her autobiography that she was wearing a flesh-tinted body suit in the supposed nude scene. See more »

Goofs

When Jamil leaves Diana's room via the balcony, a camera shadow is briefly seen moving across the railing under him, at the bottom of the picture. See more »

Connections

Version of The Arab (1924) See more »

Soundtracks

Temptation
(uncredited)
Lyrics by Arthur Freed
Music by Nacio Herb Brown
Played by the orchestra as Diana and Gerald have tea
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This is one of the most insulting movies to women I have ever seen. Porn is more complimentary.

The treatment of her as a female--when supposedly the jerk loves her is beneath common decency. I have always regarded Loy as an excellent actress as well as a great beauty of our time--but after seeing this insulting degrading bilge--I'll never forgive her for accepting the role. If you've recently seen CNN's "Under the Veil" then you have some idea of what to expect.


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