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The Golden Blade (1953)

Approved | | Adventure | 12 August 1953 (USA)
Basra merchant Harun Al-Rashid avenges his father's murder in this adventure set in ancient Bagdad and inspired from the Arabic fairy tales of One Thousand and One Nights.

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Khairuzan
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Harum (Rock Hudson) is a fearless man of the people who comes to Bagdad to avenge the murder of his father and meets Krairuzan (Piper Laurie), a princess disguised as a commoner, working against a plot by a band of evil schemers trying to do away with her father, the Caliph. She gives Harum a golden sword which, in his hands, makes him invincible. Harum uses the sword in the name of justice and is doing quite well until a duplicate sword is placed in his scabbard during one of his off-guard moments, and he winds up in chains. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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His Blade Of Gold... A Legend In Battle! Her Kiss Of Surrender... The Prize Of Victory!

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The Sword of Damascus  »

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Both Farley Granger and Tony Curtis turned down the lead role before the studio assigned Hudson to it. See more »

Quotes

Jafar: I have not schemed and murdered to be foiled by that piece of trash!
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Featured in Rock Hudson: Dark and Handsome Stranger (2010) See more »

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The 28 Year Old Rock Hudson
3 November 2003 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Having appeared with Lee Marvin in 'Seminole', Rock Hudson now needed a film to lift him out of the status of being the best newcomer to being a screen legend. Films like 'The Golden Blade' only padded out his c.v., but did nothing to lift his career.


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