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Release Date:
1 October 1954 (USA) See more »
The girls pronounce it "Hotcha Baba!"
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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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John Derek ... Hajji Baba

Elaine Stewart ... Princess Fakzia

Amanda Blake ... Banah
Rosemarie Stack ... Ayesha (as Rosemarie Bowe)

Thomas Gomez ... Osman Aga

Paul Picerni ... Nurel-Din
Donald Randolph ... Caliph
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Claude Akins ... Chief Executioner's Aide (uncredited)
Kenneth Alton ... Messenger (uncredited)
Bert Arnold ... Guard (uncredited)
Joanne Arnold ... Susu (uncredited)
Mary Ellen Batten ... Arabian Girl (uncredited)
Paul Baxley ... Escort Warrior (uncredited)
Robert Bice ... Musa (uncredited)
Anna Lee Carroll ... Slave Girl (uncredited)
Booth Colman ... Akim (uncredited)
Linda Danson ... Fabria (uncredited)
Anthony George ... Palace Guard (uncredited)
Howard Gould ... Giant Guard (uncredited)
Michael Granger ... Musa (uncredited)
Charles Heard ... Julhan, Horseman (uncredited)
Percy Helton ... Kerbelai, Hajji's Barber Father (uncredited)
Eileen Howe ... Slave Girl (uncredited)
Barbara James ... Zeenad (uncredited)
Kurt Katch ... Caoush (uncredited)
Kenner G. Kemp ... Palace Guard (uncredited)
Beverly Kidd ... Slave Girl (uncredited)
Pat Lawler ... Slave Girl (uncredited)
Peter Leeds ... Merchant (uncredited)
Laurette Luez ... Meriam (uncredited)
Peter Mamakos ... Chief Executioner (uncredited)

Paul Marion ... Messenger (uncredited)
Melinda Markey ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Carl Milletaire ... Captain (uncredited)
Leo Mostovoy ... The Barber (uncredited)
Anna Navarro ... Slave Girl (uncredited)
Veronica Pataky ... Kulub (uncredited)
Eugenia Paul ... Shireen (uncredited)
Ed Perry ... Guard (uncredited)

Pat Sheehan ... Handmaiden (uncredited)
Dolly Summers ... Slave Girl (uncredited)
Robert Swan ... Guard (uncredited)
Beverly Thompson ... Handmaiden (uncredited)
Joseph Waring ... Captain (uncredited)
Than Wyenn ... Auctioneer (uncredited)

Directed by
Don Weis 
Writing credits
Richard Collins (screenplay)

James Justinian Morier (novel) (as James Morier)

Produced by
Walter Wanger .... producer
Original Music by
Dimitri Tiomkin 
Cinematography by
Harold Lipstein (director of photography)
Film Editing by
William Austin 
Production Design by
Gene Allen 
Art Direction by
Dave Milton  (as David Milton)
Set Decoration by
Joseph Kish 
Costume Design by
Renié  (as Renie)
Makeup Department
Edward Polo .... makeup artist
Mary Smith .... hair stylist
Production Management
Rex Bailey .... unit manager
Allen K. Wood .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Edward Morey Jr. .... assistant director
Sound Department
Ralph Butler .... sound recordist
Del Harris .... sound editor
Bruce Schoengarth .... sound editor
Joe Canutt .... stunts (uncredited)
Evelyn Finley .... stunts (uncredited)
Paul Stader .... stunts (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sam Benson .... wardrobe supervisor (uncredited)
Joan Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Hoyningen Huene .... color consultant (as Hoyningen-Huene)
Lester A. Sansom .... supervising editor
Music Department
Dimitri Tiomkin .... musical director
Robert Tracy .... music editor
Lucien Cailliet .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Manuel Emanuel .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Gus Levene .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Paul Marquardt .... orchestrator (uncredited)
George Parrish .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Herbert Taylor .... conductor (uncredited)
Other crew
John Banse .... set continuity (as John L. Banse)
Crew verified as complete

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Additional Details

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94 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.55 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
4-Track Stereo (Western Electric Recording)
Finland:K-16 | Netherlands:18 (original rating) (1954) | Sweden:15 | USA:Approved (PCA #17119, General Audience) | West Germany:12 (nf)

Did You Know?

[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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Hajji Baba (Persian Lament)See more »


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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Idiotic but magnificent, 29 November 2011
Author: howardeisman from United States

Sure, many of the performers read their lines as if they had just learned them five minutes before. The plot had already been used to death by 1954, and it was quite juvenile to begin with. But:

It had a catchy Nat Cole song which had been a hit when this movie was released In its own way, it is a protofeminist film Female desert brigands attacked on horseback, many of then standing on their horses, wearing only bra type tops Preternaturally attractive leads; exotic looking feature players (esp. Blake and Stack) Some great lines (e.g. Female outlaw leader to captured woman dancer: can you ride and use a sword? Dancer: I have other ways of conquering men) Nice color Quick and simple entertainment.

What is impressive about this not-very-expensive looking film is that all stunts were done by real people. Much more fun than computer generated effects.

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