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The Veils of Bagdad (1953)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 7 October 1953 (USA)
Antar is sent by Suleiman, head of the Ottoman Empire, to Bagdad to prevent Hammam, Pasha of Bagdad, from purchasing the services of local leader Mustapha to unite the hill tribes and ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Antar
Mari Blanchard ...
Selima
Virginia Field ...
Rosanna
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Kasseim
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Targut (as Jim Arness)
Gregg Palmer ...
Osman (as Palmer Lee)
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Ahmed
Ludwig Donath ...
Kaffar
Jackie Loughery ...
Handmaiden
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Pasha Hammam
Howard Petrie ...
Karsh
Charles Arnt ...
Zapolya
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Mik-Kel
Thomas Browne Henry ...
Mustapha the Wild
Sammy Stein ...
Abdallah
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Antar is sent by Suleiman, head of the Ottoman Empire, to Bagdad to prevent Hammam, Pasha of Bagdad, from purchasing the services of local leader Mustapha to unite the hill tribes and overthrow the emperor. The intrigue mounts as Antar falls in love with dancer Selima, who tries to avenge her father's death against Hammam's right-hand-man Kasseim, whose wife Rosanna has fallen in love with Antar! Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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Unexciting costumer enlivened by vivid dance scenes
25 January 2001 | by (Colorado) – See all my reviews

I'm not recommending this movie, it pretty much dies during the endless running around the palace, but I always enjoy the exotic dance scenes in these films, they're so laughable yet stimulating. Mari Blanchard looks great while she's dancing (this being the fifties, it's all in those bare beautiful arms), and then there's the staging, the costumes etc. This one's right up there with Gina in "Solomon and Sheba", Rita in "Fire Down Below", but nowhere near Shirley in "Can-Can".


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