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The Magic Carpet (1951)

Approved | | Adventure, Fantasy | 10 March 1952 (Sweden)
Abdullah (John Agar)has reached manhood as the son of a physician without knowing he is the true Caliph of Islam. Stirred by the conditions in his country, he infiltrates the palace and ... See full summary »

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Princess Narah
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Abdullah al Husan / Dr. Ramoth / The Scarlet Falcon
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Lida
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Razi
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Grand Vizier Boreg al Buzzar
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Caliph Ali
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Abdul
Jo Gilbert ...
Maras
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Ahkmid
Doretta Johnson ...
Queen Yashima
Linda Williams ...
Estar
Perry Sheehan ...
Copah
Eileen Howe ...
Vernah
Winona Smith ...
Ziela
Minka Zorka ...
Nedda
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Abdullah (John Agar)has reached manhood as the son of a physician without knowing he is the true Caliph of Islam. Stirred by the conditions in his country, he infiltrates the palace and plans a rebellion. Princess Narah (Lucille Ball (I)'), sister of the fake ruler, is attracted to him until she learns he plans a revolt of the people. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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A World of Wonders! A Land of Love!

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Adventure | Fantasy

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10 March 1952 (Sweden)  »

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Der rote Falke von Bagdad  »

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Trivia

Lucille Ball had often complained to Columbia Pictures head Harry Cohn about the quality of the pictures she had been doing while under contract to the studio. At the time this picture was made, Ball was only obligated to Columbia for one more film, and Cohn had producer Sam Katzman, who turned out most of Columbia's low-budget "B" pictures, concoct this cheap Arabian Nights fantasy as a punishment to Ball for her constantly challenging him to give her better roles. See more »

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Featured in The Lady with the Torch (1999) See more »

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SkippyDevereaux is spot on...
27 August 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

To judge anything out of Hollywood on a par with some of the incredible live performances of today's megastars is "apples n' oranges." That's why everyone still refers to it as "The Factory." Particularly now with most everything is loaded with computerized graphics - to satisfy my preteen grandchildren's Xbox fantasyworld. Back when Hollywood could crank out these pieces of trash allowing us to roll around on the living room floor laughing until we ache all over even now is the epitome of why "The Factory" churned out this stuff. Seeing very gay Raymond "Ironside" Burr sashay around in my grannies old drapes (AND THAT HILARIOUS TURBAN) is right up there with the old Mummy, Dracula, Werewolf and Frankenstein films. My dinner guests absolutely chortle with glee when I pull out one of these chestnuts, and then there's all those perfectly tacky buccaneer movies with John Payne, Steve Reeves and Maureen O'Hara.


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