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Bagdad (1949)

An English-educated Bedouin princess returns to Bagdad to find her father murdered, a corrupt ruling Pasha in charge and various local factions warring for control of the Caliphate.

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Cast

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Hassan (as Paul Christian)
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Mohammed Jao
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Saleel
David Wolfe ...
Mahmud
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Emir
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Marengo
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Beggar
Anne P. Kramer ...
Tirza (as Ann Pearce)
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Storyline

A Bedouin princess returns to Bagdad after being educated in England, only to find that her father has been treacherously murdered by the head of the Black Robes, a group of renegades. She is hosted by the Pasha, who is the corrupt representative of the national government. She is also courted by Prince Hassan, who is falsely accused of the murder. The plot revolves around her attempts to bring the killer to justice while being courted by the Pasha. Written by <salisbur@peruvian.cs.utah.edu>

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Lips against lips... sword against sword... in the world's fabulous city of sin! See more »


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23 November 1949 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die schwarzen Teufel von Bagdad  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Yvonne De Carlo was originally cast as Princess Marjan. However, she had recently been ill and lost a lot of weight, so much that the producers decided to replace her with Maureen O'Hara. See more »

Quotes

Hassan: I'm not leaving, your going to ride to my people. It's dangerous for you here.
Princess Marjan: If I leave How will you keep the soldier entertained? Will you dance for them? And Sing?
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Soundtracks

Love Is Strange
Music by Frank Skinner
Lyrics by Jack Brooks
Performed by Maureen O'Hara
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Glorious technicolor, Radiant Maureen O'Hara!
9 March 2000 | by See all my reviews

The costumes, locations, and action make up for the thin plot in this story of a princess in search of her father's murderer. True, there are holes in the story, Maureen O'Hara as a red-haired Turkish princess takes a stretch of imagination, but the look of the film is wonderful. Vincent Price, as always, makes a menacing villian. One wishes there was more romance, however. A good time, nonetheless.


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