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Princess of the Nile (1954)

Approved  |   |  Adventure, Fantasy, Romance  |  July 1954 (USA)
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Time: A.D. 1249. Shalimar, an Egyptian princess, striving to rid her country of its Bedouin conquerors, forms an alliance with Prince Haidi, son of the Caliph of Bagdad. She practices her ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Princess Shalimar / Taura
Prince Haidi
Rama Khan
Capt. Kral
Edgar Barrier ...
Wally Cassell ...
Lisa Daniels ...
Phyllis Winger ...
Merry Anders ...
Honey Bruce Friedman ...
Handmaiden (as Honey Harlow)
Suzanne Alexander ...
Genice Grayson ...
Jeanne Vaughn ...


Time: A.D. 1249. Shalimar, an Egyptian princess, striving to rid her country of its Bedouin conquerors, forms an alliance with Prince Haidi, son of the Caliph of Bagdad. She practices her intrigues both at the court and, disguised as a dancing girl, in the market place. Written by Anonymous

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Shalimar THE FLAME THAT IGNITED EGYPT! (original print ad - almost all caps)


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Release Date:

July 1954 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Princesa do Nilo  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)



Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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After being rescued by Jeffrey Hunter and his men, Debra Paget and the heroes jump into the river to escape. Miss Paget's short dress inflated with air when she jumped from a high wall into the water below, feet first. Watch for a brief scene in which she pops back up to the surface - upside down. You can see her feet kicking near the surface of the water next to the wet fabric of her inflated dress. See more »


Rama Khan: Stretch him on the rack till his tongue loosens.
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20 February 2004 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

An absolutely amazing cast (Lee Van Cleef! Jack Elam!) enlivens this utterly preposterous yarn which passes off an Egyptian Hareem that's straight out of Minsky's (down to a few blondes and red heads).

Paget is both lovely and acrobatic, handling action sequences charmingly. Hunter is a stiff. And who knew Michael Rennie fenced left handed?

This film has recently been seen in criculation on AMC, and it's worth catching. The technicolor production design combines with the two-dimensional characters to create the effect of a Prince Valient comic on celuloid. But the appaling acting, ham-fisted dialog and cardboard sets only enhance the film's charm.

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