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Arabian Nights (1942)

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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jon Hall ...
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Ali Ben Ali
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Kamar (as Leif Erikson)
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Edgar Barrier ...
Nadan
Richard Lane ...
Corporal
Turhan Bey ...
Captain of the Guard
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William 'Wee Willie' Davis ...
Valda
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Hakim
Jeni Le Gon ...
Dresser
Robert Greig ...
Eunuch
Charles Coleman ...
Eunuch
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Storyline

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

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Action | Adventure

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8 January 1943 (Brazil)  »

Also Known As:

Arabische Nächte  »

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Film debut of Acquanetta. See more »

Quotes

Scheherazade: I would swear I have seen this man before. But where?
Ali Ben Ali: Maybe in your dreams.
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Featured in Rock Hudson's Home Movies (1992) See more »

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Maria Montez and Sabu in splendid technicolor
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I do not understand why the video movie pack shows John Hall when really movie 80% begin to Maria Montez and 20% to Sabu. The story (Boardman and Hogan), an inoffensive comedy in the orientalism way from the 40', the same that decorates and costumes. Very caracterist in that Hollywood era. Splendid technicolor and adequate music from Frank Skinner.


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