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19 December 1951 (USA) See more »
Warrior sheik and desert beauty in a tale of fiery love and high adventure ! See more »
An Arabian-nights princess and a Bedouin chief contend over possession of a stallion, but unite to oppose the Corsair Lords. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Maureen O'Hara ... Princess Tanya

Jeff Chandler ... Tamerlane
Maxwell Reed ... Prince Medina

Lon Chaney Jr. ... Borka Barbarossa (as Lon Chaney)
Buddy Baer ... Hakim Barbarossa

Richard Egan ... Captain Fezil

Dewey Martin ... Yak

Royal Dano ... Basra

Susan Cabot ... Clio
Judith Braun ... Calu

Henry Brandon ... Malik
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Neville Brand ... Kral

Richard Hale ... King Chandra
Tony Barr ... Malat (uncredited)
Frederic Berest ... Ibid (uncredited)
Virginia Brissac ... Alhena (uncredited)
Barry Brooks ... Guard (uncredited)
Leon Charles ... Huntsman (uncredited)
André Charlot ... Court Physician (uncredited)
Dorothy Ford ... Naja (uncredited)
Cindy Garner ... Elaine (uncredited)
Chuck Hamilton ... Ayub (uncredited)
Joseph Kamaryt ... Court Physician (uncredited)
Noreen Michaels ... Zara (uncredited)
William Tannen ... Captain of Guards (uncredited)
Lillian Ten Eyck ... Elaine's Mother (uncredited)

Directed by
Charles Lamont 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Gerald Drayson Adams 

Produced by
Leonard Goldstein .... producer
Ross Hunter .... associate producer
Cinematography by
Russell Metty 
Film Editing by
Ted J. Kent 
Art Direction by
Hilyard M. Brown  (as Hilyard Brown)
Bernard Herzbrun 
Set Decoration by
Oliver Emert 
Russell A. Gausman 
Costume Design by
Bill Thomas 
Makeup Department
Joan St. Oegger .... hair stylist
Bud Westmore .... makeup artist
Production Management
Lew Leary .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Frank Shaw .... assistant director (uncredited)
Sound Department
Leslie I. Carey .... sound
Richard DeWeese .... sound
John W. Rixey .... sound
Jim Burk .... stunts (uncredited)
Chuck Hamilton .... stunts (uncredited)
Lucille House .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Philip H. Lathrop .... camera operator (uncredited)
Music Department
Joseph Gershenson .... musical director
Milton Rosen .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Ethmer Roten .... musician: flute (uncredited)
Hans J. Salter .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Frank Skinner .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Edward Ward .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Other crew
Harold Belfer .... choreographer
Leon Charles .... dialogue director
William Fritzsche .... technicolor color consultant
Mahmud Shaikhaly .... technical advisor
Crew verified as complete

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Also Known As:
"Flame of the Desert" - USA (alternative title)
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77 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Did You Know?

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 »
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4 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Red-haired Arab princess, 7 February 2001
Author: VernC from United States

Saw this film when I was 13, and it struck me at the time that Maureen O'Hara -- as Irish as the Blarney Stone -- plays an Arab. They didn't even give her a brunette wig.

At one point one of Maureen's retainers says "You will ride unveiled!" Maureen replies "If necessary I would ride unclad!" now that would be worth seeing!

Jeff Chandler does his usual solid job. 4.8/10 might be a bit of an overrating.

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