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Princess of the Nile (1954)

Approved | | Adventure, Fantasy, Romance | July 1954 (USA)
In 1249, an Egyptian princess allies herself with the son of the Caliph of Bagdad in order to rid Egypt of its Bedouin invaders.

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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 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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A Princesa do Nilo  »

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$475,000 (estimated)
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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 »

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Rama Khan: Stretch him on the rack till his tongue loosens.
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Better than expected
21 February 2004 | by See all my reviews

For the most part, I only enjoy the kind of movie that allows one to escape the current time into the future or past. This movie is pure escapism. The dancing starts almost immediately, and Debra Paget in her "purple harem" bikini dress simply has no equal in film in my opinion. Her dancing, while sultry, is surpassed by her dance in Fritz Lang's Tiger of Eschnapur, available on DVD, where she played the temple dancer Seetha.

One problem with the movie is the closed setting. There are few outdoor scenes shot, and they as well as other scenes are a bit claustrophobic. The same locations are used over and over again, but with some interesting secret passages and waterways. Her secret double identity is totally unbelievable with beauty of that magnitude. Debra even wields a sabre and holds 2 enemy soldiers at bay on a staircase, she could do it all.

What does work is Debra Paget as a princess. With her beauty, she certainly would be the center of attention anywhere at any time in history. This movie, when hopefully it becomes available on DVD, will be a must buy. Overall, taken with a bit of humor, I loved it.


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