Joanna Dane, a former O.S.S. operator (forerunner of the CIA), is sent to Tangier by the American authorities to find out who is behind a powerful ring of smugglers that does a booming ... See full summary »
In a mythical, medieval North Africa (looking a lot like California) a Bedouin chief named Tamerlane is seeking to capture the magnificent wild stallion Shazada when he meets tomboyish Princess Tanya of Tunis. When the two meet again in Tunis, Tamerlane has run afoul of the barbaric Corsair Lords, one of whom Tanya's wicked cousin is forcing her to marry. To avoid this dire fate, Tanya must arrange for a "dark horse" to win the forthcoming great race...which means a battle of wits between Tanya and Tamerlane, taking romantic overtones... Written by
Rod Crawford <email@example.com>
While learning her moves for a dance scene, Susan Cabot told choreographer Harold Belfer that she didn't think she was moving her feet correctly. Beifer told her, "With a figure like yours, the only person who'll look at your feet will be Arthur Murray". See more »
Your enjoyment of this will depend on your ability to swallow the preposterous liberties the studios took with casting in the 50's. In this instance we have the Irish Maureen O'Hara, slight lilt intact, and the Jewish Jeff Chandler playing an Arabian princess and a Bedouin chieftain respectively racing around what is obviously the California desert standing in for the Sahara.
Queen of Technicolor Maureen is breathtaking and Jeff properly rugged but most of the acting tends towards woodenness. If you appreciate the campiness of that scenario than this is harmless fun, all others beware.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?