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Son of Sinbad (1955)

PG  |   |  Action, Adventure, Fantasy  |  2 June 1955 (USA)
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Legendary pirate and adventurer Sinbad is in single-minded pursuit of two things: beautiful women and a substance called Greek Fire--an early version of gunpowder.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Sally Forrest ...
Ameer
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Nerissa
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Mari Blanchard ...
Kristina
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Khalif
Jay Novello ...
Jiddah
Raymond Greenleaf ...
Simon Aristides
Nejla Ates ...
Dancer in market
Kalantan ...
Dancer in desert
Ian MacDonald ...
Murad
Donald Randolph ...
Councillor
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Connie Cane ...
Harem Girl
Laura Carroll ...
Raider
Leonteen Danies ...
Slave Girl
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Storyline

Sinbad was pursuing a secret weapon: Greek Fire. Attributed to the ancient Greeks, it was composed of pitch or bitumen, sulfur, and other ingredients. It was used in naval warfare and the Romans also made use of it but with the fall of the ancient Western world, it was temporarily forgotten, but it was rediscovered by the Arabs from whom European Crusaders also learned the method of making it. Written by Deusvolt

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HOLD ON TO YOUR TURBANS! Here comes Adventure's boldest son!


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2 June 1955 (USA)  »

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Nights in a Harem  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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According to the TCM Archives, Son of Sinbad received several re-edits to remove dance scenes that were deemed unacceptable by the censors. PCA director Joseph I. Breen declared the film "unacceptable" by "reason of indecent dance movements and too scanty costuming," The original opening credits featured a dance that was removed, and other dance scenes were shortened, although this is hard to believe in view of the fact that the dances which remain are surprisingly long and remarkably suggestive, even by today's standards. See more »

Quotes

Sinbad: [Outside a cave] Open Sesame, OPEN SESAME
Kristina: [to a donkey tied to a contraption that opens the doorway] Sesame
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References Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (1944) See more »

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beauties dancing with perfection and sensuality make it quite a film
20 July 2010 | by (S. Paulo, Brazil) – See all my reviews

When you see the title of this film you tend to think it is made for children or adolescents at the most. But this is not the case, besides making fun of the genre , it presents us with a considerable number of beautiful women dressed for the Khalif's harem. And how they dance!!! Vincent Price is superb as Omar Khayam, the poet with beautiful words and witty remarks. The sensuality and perfection of the dance numbers makes this an above average film, which did not receive the credit it deserved, probably because it was not very clear about the public it was aimed at. Dale Robertson is Sinbad, a Don Juan type who keeps intruding on the harem and getting in trouble. Vincent Price is his friend who provides him with words to use for seduction. Mari Blanchard is Kristina, who has the secret of the formula of the Greek Fire, which will bring victory to whoever has it. Great entertainment, from beginning to end, and Howard Hughes had a great taste!!!


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