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Arabian Nights
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Director:
Writers:
Michael Hogan (story)
Michael Hogan (screenplay)
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Release Date:
24 January 1944 (Sweden) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Dashing Thieves of Baghdad...riding out of the magic and splendor of
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for 4 Oscars. See more »
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Superlative Technicolor effort See more (10 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Jon Hall ... Haroun-Al-Baschid

Maria Montez ... Scheherazade

Sabu ... Ali Ben Ali

Leif Erickson ... Kamar (as Leif Erikson)

Billy Gilbert ... Ahmad
Edgar Barrier ... Nadan
Richard Lane ... Corporal
Turhan Bey ... Captain of the Guard

John Qualen ... Aladdin

Shemp Howard ... Sinbad
William 'Wee Willie' Davis ... Valda

Thomas Gomez ... Hakim
Jeni Le Gon ... Dresser
Robert Greig ... Eunuch
Charles Coleman ... Eunuch
Adia Kuznetzoff ... Slaver
Emory Parnell ... Harem Sentry
Harry Cording ... Blacksmith
Robin Raymond ... Slave Girl
Carmen D'Antonio ... Harem Girl
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Acquanetta ... Ishya (uncredited)
Carlos Alvarado ... Officer (uncredited)
Daniel Barone ... Tumbler (uncredited)
Robert Barron ... Bidder (uncredited)
John Berkes ... Blind Beggar (uncredited)
Anthony Blair ... Bidder (uncredited)
Linda Brent ... Harem Girl (uncredited)
Lane Chandler ... Majordomo (uncredited)
André Charlot ... Bidder (uncredited)
Ken Christy ... Provost Marshal (uncredited)
Paul Clayton ... Black Boy (uncredited)
Rosemary Dempsey ... Harem Girl (uncredited)
June Ealey ... Harem Girl (uncredited)
Virginia Engels ... Harem Girl (uncredited)
Phyllis Forbes ... Virgin (uncredited)
Frances Gladwin ... Harem Girl (uncredited)
Amador Gutierrez ... Tumbler (uncredited)
Eloise Hardt ... Virgin (uncredited)
Al Haskell ... Bearded Bidder (uncredited)
Jamiel Hasson ... Officer (uncredited)
Cordell Hickman ... Black Boy (uncredited)
Elyse Knox ... Slave Girl (uncredited)
Frank Lackteen ... Bidder (uncredited)
Patsy Mace ... Harem Girl (uncredited)
Murdock MacQuarrie ... Bidder (uncredited)
Edward Marmolejo ... Tumbler (uncredited)
Kermit Maynard ... Guard (uncredited)
Kathleen McCormack ... Harem Girl (uncredited)
Art Miles ... Bidder (uncredited)
Mary Moore ... Harem Girl (uncredited)
Alice Neilson ... Harem Girl (uncredited)
Veronica Pataky ... Harem Girl (uncredited)
Helen Pender ... Virgin (uncredited)
Eva Puig ... Old Woman (uncredited)
Rebel Randall ... Harem Girl (uncredited)
Suzanne Ridgeway ... Harem Girl (uncredited)
Nedra Sanders ... Harem Girl (uncredited)
Peggy Satterlee ... Virgin (uncredited)
Mickey Simpson ... Hangman (uncredited)
Pat Starling ... Harem Girl (uncredited)
Amzie Strickland ... Harem Girl (uncredited)
Nick Thompson ... Bearded Bidder (uncredited)
Jean Trent ... Harem Girl (uncredited)
Ben Ayassa Wadrassi ... Tumbler (uncredited)
Crane Whitley ... Officer (uncredited)
Ernest Whitman ... Nubian Slave (uncredited)
Duke York ... Archer (uncredited)
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Directed by
John Rawlins 
 
Writing credits
Michael Hogan (story)

Michael Hogan (screenplay)

True Boardman (additional dialogue)

Produced by
Walter Wanger .... producer
 
Original Music by
Frank Skinner 
 
Cinematography by
Milton R. Krasner  (as Milton Krasner)
 
Film Editing by
Philip Cahn 
 
Art Direction by
Alexander Golitzen 
Jack Otterson 
 
Set Decoration by
Russell A. Gausman  (as R.A. Gausman)
Ira Webb  (as Ira S. Webb)
 
Costume Design by
Vera West (costumes: women)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Fred Frank .... assistant director
Ford Beebe .... second unit director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Dorothea Holt .... illustrator
 
Sound Department
Bernard B. Brown .... sound supervisor
William R. Fox .... sound
 
Stunts
David Sharpe .... stunt double: Sabu (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
W. Howard Greene .... associate cinematographer
William V. Skall .... associate cinematographer
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Charles Previn .... musical director
 
Other crew
Jamiel Hasson .... technical advisor
Natalie Kalmus .... technicolor color director
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

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Runtime:
86 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Certification:
Finland:S | Germany:12 (DVD rating) | Sweden:15 | USA:Unrated | USA:Approved (PCA #8880) | West Germany:12 (nf)
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Trivia:
This film marks the first use of 3-strip Technicolor by Universal.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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Movie Connections:
Featured in Rock Hudson's Home Movies (1992)See more »

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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Superlative Technicolor effort, 13 July 2007
Author: Bill-ray from United States

Arabian Nights is one of the best early Technicolor efforts out of Hollywood and it really shows. It is great fun with a little something for everyone. The DVD is an excellent transfer and the color is beautiful on my new plasma HD TV. For the kids, its a simple action film with good good caliphs and bad caliphs. For the men, there's the gorgeous Maria Montez (OK, so the boys will enjoy her too.) For the ladies, the costuming will simply amaze you. This film can be watched by everyone except small children (a couple of killings - non graphic and 1 torture scene - also non graphic). Highly recommend for families with children 8 and over yrs old. Us older folks will enjoy it too. You can watch this many times. It won't get old.

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