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1 October 1954 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
The girls pronounce it "Hotcha Baba!"
Plot:
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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Elaine Stewart looked cool, lush and marvelous... See more (16 total) »

Cast

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

Did You Know?

Quotes:
[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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Soundtrack:
Hajji Baba (Persian Lament)See more »

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26 out of 33 people found the following review useful.
Elaine Stewart looked cool, lush and marvelous..., 15 May 2005

Anyone who has been married to both Ursula Andress and Bo Derek, must have something… Now in a white or orange turban and playing a brave young barber called Hajji Baba, in Isphahan, Persia, John Derek is still attractive to women and especially to Princess Fawzia (Elaine Stewart).

In the Fifties, Derek was the dashingly good-looking young hero of adventure films, rated by his teenage female fans as a 10 on the scale of male beauty…

In "The Adventures of Hajji Baba," Derek helps an insolent princess – disguised as a boy – on her way to marry a distant powerful prince (Paul Picerni) against the wishes of her father… Once they arrive to meet him, in the desert, they soon discover he is a rogue, whose plans for marriage are purely for one ambitious purpose… Hajji Baba then rebels against the prince, rescuing and winning the heart of the beautiful princess by believing in himself…

The glamorous Elaine Stewart looked cool, lush and marvelous as the spoiled selfish cruel princess who walks through the entire motion picture expressing her bad temper, and silencing everyone by threat…

By the early Seventies and despite public interest in her, Stewart's career did not fulfill its potential… Her phase was over, but she had certainly proved that she could be a star and, 35 years later, fans of Fifties' movies are still enamored of her…

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