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Harem Girl (1952)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  21 January 1952 (USA)
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A wise-cracking, uninhibited American girl, Susie Perkins (Joan Davis), is hired as a secretary/companion to Princess Shareen (Peggie Castle), a middle-east ruler of a small desert kingdom.... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Susie Perkins
Princess Shareen
Arthur Blake ...
Abdul Nassib
Paul Marion ...
Donald Randolph ...
Hassan Ali
Minerva Urecal ...
Peter Mamakos ...
Peter Brocco ...
Rus Conklin ...
Wilson Millar ...
Ric Roman ...
Nick Thompson ...
Ben Ahmed
Alan Foster ...


A wise-cracking, uninhibited American girl, Susie Perkins (Joan Davis), is hired as a secretary/companion to Princess Shareen (Peggie Castle), a middle-east ruler of a small desert kingdom. Soon after their arrival, Susie learns that Shareen is in great danger, as a wicked sheik desires to get a hold of her oil-rich lands, and the Princess, also. After some wild adventures, aided by Majeed (Paul Marion), sweetheart of Shareen, Susie cleans up the situation, and is last seen joining the French Foreign Legion, which is 'for men only,' which suits Susie just fine. So is she. Written by Les Adams <>

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SEE THAT HOURI FROM MISSOURI shaking down those sheiks! (original lobby card)


Comedy | Romance


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Release Date:

21 January 1952 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La belle du harem  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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[last lines]
Susie Perkins: You take foreigners in your legion?
Captain LeBlanc: [with heavy French accent] Certainly! That is why we are so called the Foreign Legion, the great legion of adventure. The finest men fight beneath our flag.
Susie Perkins: Good. I'll join. Where do I sign?
Captain LeBlanc: But mademoiselle, the Foreign Legion is for *men*!
Susie Perkins: So am I, brother! *So an I*! Fall in, boys, you've got yourselves a new yard bird.
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I Love Lucy in Arabia!
28 July 2008 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

I had taped this movie off of TCM, and was really enjoying it when my tape ran out halfway through! But the part that I saw was very funny, thanks to the actress playing Susie, who I'd never seen before. I started watching assuming this was going to be a typical corny 1950s Arabian adventure movie, but when Susie started cracking wise with her man-hungry and self-depreciating comments it was a delightful surprise! It was like an episode of "I Love Lucy" in Arabia, as Susie was chased by the villains, danced hilariously with the harem girls, and hid in giant vases and under beds, while helping the princess and her loyal supporters reclaim the throne.

I hope I'll be able to see the entire movie sometime, and others by this hilarious actress!

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