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Harum Scarum (1965)

Approved | | Comedy, Crime, Musical | 15 December 1965 (USA)
American singer Johnny Tyrone is enlisted by sinister forces to assassinate an Arab king whose daughter he has fallen in love with.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Princess Shalimar
Fran Jeffries ...
Aishah
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Prince Dragna
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Zacha
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King Toranshah (as Philip Reed)
Theodore Marcuse ...
Sinan (as Theo Marcuse)
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Baba
Dirk Harvey ...
Makar
Jack Costanzo ...
Julna
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Capt. Herat
Barbara Werle ...
Leilah
Brenda Benet ...
Emerald
Gail Gilmore ...
Sapphire
Wilda Taylor ...
Amethyst
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Storyline

Johnny Tyronne, action movie star and ladies man, is travelling through the Middle East on a goodwill tour to promote his latest movie, "Sands of the Desert". Once he arrives, however, he is kidnapped by a gang of assassins who were so impressed with his on-screen adventures that they want to hire him to carry out an assassination for them. He naturally refuses, and following his daring escape he makes his way across the desert back to civilization, pausing every now and then to sing a song or two. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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1001 Swingin' Nights! See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Musical

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

15 December 1965 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Harem Scarum  »

Box Office

Budget:

$2,400,000 (estimated)
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| (DVD)

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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

After seeing this film, a studio executive quipped: "Elvis' movies don't need titles; they could just be numbered!" See more »

Goofs

In the climactic fight scene, set at night, the lighting changes from torchlit darkness to broad daylight, and back, several times. See more »

Quotes

Zacha: Meet my most valuable client, Johnny Tyronne. He is an American, which means nothing, but he is filthy rich, which most assuredly means something.
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Connections

Referenced in The Golden Girls: Sophia's Wedding: Part 1 (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

ANIMAL INSTINCT
(uncredited)
Written by Bill Giant, Bernie Baum and Florence Kaye
Performed by Elvis Presley
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Go East Young Man
21 September 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is one of my favorite Elvis Presley movies. This movie is about a famous karate chopping actor in the United States. Assassins from a Middle Eastern country see how skilled he is with his hands and they kidnap him. When he arrives in their foreign land he learns he has been brought there to kill their king. Along the way he even meets and falls for the king's daughter.

I very much disagree with the negative reviews about this movie. This movie has very good action and music. Songs include; Go East Young Man, Shake That Tambourine, So Close Yet So Far, Harum Holiday and much more. This movie won't disappoint you and it will most definitely not disappoint Elvis Presley fans like myself.


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