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The Barbarian (1933)

Approved | | Adventure, Drama, Romance | 12 May 1933 (USA)
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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Diana Standing
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Gerald Hume
Louise Closser Hale ...
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Cecil Harwood
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Pasha Achmed
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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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Hear Novarro Sing Love Songs of the Nile!


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12 May 1933 (USA)  »

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A Night in Cairo  »

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

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Ramon Novarro immediately left the U.S. for a singing tour in Europe on March 24, 1933, shortly after filming wrapped. 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

The Wedding March
(uncredited)
from "Lohengrin"
Written by Richard Wagner (1850)
Played at the wedding
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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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