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Lost in a Harem (1944)

Passed  |   |  Comedy  |  December 1944 (USA)
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Two bumbling magicians help a Middle Eastern prince regain his rightful throne from his despotic uncle.

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Marilyn Maxwell ...
Hazel Moon
John Conte ...
Prince Ramo
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Nimativ
Lottie Harrison ...
Teema
Lock Martin ...
Bobo (as J. Lockard Martin)
Murray Leonard ...
The Derelict
Adia Kuznetzoff ...
Chief Ghamu
Milton Parsons ...
Crystal Gazer
Ralph Sanford ...
Mr. Ormulu
Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra
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Pete Johnson and Harvey D. Garvey, two inept magicians on tour in the Middle Eastern kingdom of Barabeeha, help disenfranchised young Prince Ramo regain his throne from his devious Uncle Nimativ, who uses two magical hypnotic rings and ruthless methods to maintain his power. By posing as Hollywood talent scouts the boys break out of a dank dungeon with a deranged derelict, evade palace guards, elude the palace executioner, and avoid detection in the forbidden royal harem. Written by Gabe Taverney (duke1029@aol.com)

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A Show That Chases the Blues From Start to Finish! See more »

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Comedy

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Passed | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

December 1944 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Harem Scare 'Em  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

First Abbott & Costello production after Lou Costello recovered from rheumatic fever; he had been bedridden for many months. See more »

Goofs

The camels which are used transport Hazel and the boys to the Arab camp look like bactrian camels which are native to central Asia. They should be dromedaries which are native to the middle east. See more »

Quotes

Harvey Garvey: Have you a reservation here?
Jailer and clerk: No.
Harvey Garvey: Then I have to take my business someplace else.
[he starts to leave but is restrained by guards]
Harvey Garvey: I changed my mind. I'll take the room.
Jailer and clerk: What's your name?
Harvey Garvey: Harvey D. Garvey.
Jailer and clerk: Where born?
Harvey Garvey: Under a sink.
Jailer and clerk: How do you know?
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Soundtracks

John Silver
(1944) (uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by Ray Krise and Jimmy Dorsey
Arranged by Sonny Burke
Played and sung by Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra as a production number
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Lost Is Right.
27 October 2013 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

Abbott & Costello play two inept magicians on tour in the Middle East who somehow get mixed up with a young prince who has been cheated out of his rightful place on the throne by his scheming uncle who has used two magical rings to maintain his power base. The team evades all kinds of obstacles, and go to all kinds of lengths to help out. Marilyn Maxwell plays the leader of the title harem. One of the few films not made at Universal Studios(their main home), but instead MGM. Too bad this unfunny and inept film is one of them, because it is mostly beneath their talents, since their routines don't work so well in this setting, being too forced and outlandish to succeed.


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