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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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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

If you didn't catch it, the character Douglass Dumbrille portrayed, Nimativ, is vitamin spelled backwards. See more »

Goofs

When Harvey shoots the rifle after the barrel was bent by the candle, there was only one hole in his pith helmet. There should have been two, one for the bullet's entrance and one for its exit. See more »

Quotes

Prince Ramo: [from inside his jail cell] Don't worry! I'll get you out!
Peter Johnson: [being locked up in a nearby cell] Who's gonna get YOU out?
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Soundtracks

Sons of the Desert
(1944) (uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by Sammy Fain and Ralph Freed
Sung by Adia Kuznetzoff and other followers of Prince Ramo
Advisor Kay Thompson
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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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