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The Golden Blade (1953)

Approved | | Adventure | 23 September 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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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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Both Farley Granger and Tony Curtis turned down the lead role before the studio assigned Hudson to it. See more »

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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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Actually gold-plated
5 September 2009 | by See all my reviews

A bizarre cross between the Thousand and One Nights and the legend of KIng Arthur and the sword in the stone ,this is routine exotic story,saved by the two leads ,Rock Hudson and Piper Laurie.The latter portrays an outspoken princess who often leaves her palace to see what's going on in the town of Baghdad ,while a vicious VIP is doing very bad things against her noble father .Meanwhile,Hudson is searching the man who killed his also noble father .Both will discover they have things in common.Action-packed movie,nice colors,heroes , villains and a Greek merchant whose shop is full of bargains and of course a golden blade .


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