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Arabian Nights (1942)

Unrated | | Action, Adventure | 1943 (UK)
The caliph of Baghdad must go into hiding with a group of traveling performers when his brother usurps the throne. Both brothers desire a beautiful dancing girl, who is torn between power and true love.

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Nadan
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Charles Coleman ...
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Dancer Sherazade was told by the stars that she will become wife of the kalif in Bagdad. She tells Kamar, brother of kalif Haroun. He planned a coup d'etat, which failed at first, but supported by the wasir he finally succeeds. Haroun is injured and gets help from Ahmad's actor troupe, where he is nursed by Sherazade, who doesn't recognise him. When she hears that Kamar is looking for her she goes to him, but is sold with the complete troupe of actors to slavery. They're able to escape, but Haroun is still in danger. To save him, Sherazade agrees to poison Kamar, but Haroun tries to establish his rulership first. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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Dashing Thieves of Baghdad...riding out of the magic and splendor of See more »

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Arabische Nächte  »

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1.37 : 1
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Film debut of Acquanetta. See more »

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Scheherazade: I would swear I have seen this man before. But where?
Ali Ben Ali: Maybe in your dreams.
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References The Thief of Bagdad (1940) See more »

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A beautiful fantasy adventure
24 August 2003 | by (Virginia) – See all my reviews

This ancient fantasy of two brothers who are caliphs-in-waiting is a dazzling, colorful film presented in lush Technicolor. Maria Montez is the beautiful and exotic Sherazade who desires the trappings of wealth and power as she aspires to marry a caliph. Jon Hall is a virile and likable hero and Leif Erickson and Edgar Barrier are also good in supporting roles but it is Sabu who leaves the best impression in this picture. Nature's beauty of deep blue skies, thick white clouds and golden desert sand dunes are well-served in this yarn of palace intrigue and murder as the brothers battle for the kingdom's throne. Chase scenes, sword fights and comedy are sprinkled throughout the story but it is the vibrant color interiors and exteriors that arrest all attention in this film.


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