The Adventures of Hajji Baba (1954)

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In Ispahan, Persia, Hajji Baba is leaving his father's shop to seek a greater fortune, while the Princess Fawzia is trying to talk her father, the Caliph into giving her in marriage to ... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
Hajji Baba
Princess Fakzia
Rosemarie Stack ...
Ayesha (as Rosemarie Bowe)
Osman Aga
Donald Randolph ...


In Ispahan, Persia, Hajji Baba is leaving his father's shop to seek a greater fortune, while the Princess Fawzia is trying to talk her father, the Caliph into giving her in marriage to Nur-El-Din, a rival prince known far and wide as mean and fickle. Her father intends Fawzia for Fawzia to marry a friend and ally, and makes plans to send her to him. But a courier brings word from Nur-El-Din that an escort awaits Fawzia on the outskirts of the city and she escapes the palace disguised as a boy. Hajji encounters the escort-warrior at the rendezvous spot, is attacked and beats up the escort with his barber's tools. The princess arrives and mistakes Hajji as the escort until he mistakes the emerald ring sent by Nur-El-Din to Fawzia as the prize to be delivered. In her efforts to escape him, her turban becomes unbound and Hajji realizes that the girl herself is the treasure Nur-El-Din awaits. Hajji promises to escort her and they spend the night with the caravan of Osman Aga, who invites ... Written by Les Adams <>

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The girls pronounce it "Hotcha Baba!"


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Release Date:

1 October 1954 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

De slavinnen van Bagdad  »

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(Western Electric Recording)


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[first lines]
[eyeing a bevy of beautiful slave girls]
Merchant: When is the auction?
Auctioneer: These girls will be sold in Masharif. They go today in Osman Aga's caravan.
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Edited into In Search of Kundun with Martin Scorsese (1998) See more »


Hajji Baba (Persian Lament)
Sung by Nat 'King' Cole
Music by Dimitri Tiomkin
Lyrics by Ned Washington
Arranged by Nelson Riddle
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A most excellent fantasy
28 September 2005 | by (Jacksonville, FL) – See all my reviews

Miss Kitty from Gunsmoke as the savage leader of a band of scantily clad, horse back riding amazon warriors.

One very mean princess.

A trick horse.

Arab barbers.

Harem girls.

Camels, donkeys and lots of horses.

Desert sands, rugged mountains, oasis.

Colorful wardrobes of many brilliant colors.

All of this set to the wonderful and haunting lyrics of Nat King Cole.

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