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Release Date:
15 December 1965 (USA) See more »
American singer Johnny Tyrone is enlisted by sinister forces to assassinate an Arab king whose daughter he has fallen in love with. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Very good Presley movie See more (38 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Elvis Presley ... Johnny Tyronne

Mary Ann Mobley ... Princess Shalimar
Fran Jeffries ... Aishah

Michael Ansara ... Prince Dragna

Jay Novello ... Zacha

Phillip Reed ... King Toranshah (as Philip Reed)

Theodore Marcuse ... Sinan (as Theo Marcuse)

Billy Barty ... Baba
Dirk Harvey ... Makar
Jack Costanzo ... Julna

Larry Chance ... Capt. Herat
Barbara Werle ... Leilah
Brenda Benet ... Emerald
Gail Gilmore ... Sapphire
Wilda Taylor ... Amethyst
Vicki Malkin ... Sari
Ryck Rydon ... Mustapha
Richard Reeves ... Scarred Bedouin
Joey Russo ... Yussef
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paul Bradley ... Premier Guest (uncredited)
Carolyn Carter ... Heroine of 'Sands of the Desert' Film (uncredited)
Suzanne Covington ... Naja (uncredited)
Eileen Diamond ... Dancer (uncredited)
Judy Durell ... Cashier (uncredited)

Art Gilmore ... Trailer Co-Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Robert La Mont ... President of Babalstan (uncredited)
Ralph Lee ... Noble (uncredited)
Ethelreda Leopold ... Premier Guest (uncredited)
Paul Power ... Premier Guest (uncredited)
Tony Regan ... Premier Guest (uncredited)
Hugh Sanders ... U.S. Ambassador McCord (uncredited)
Maja Stewart ... Princess (uncredited)

Les Tremayne ... Trailer Co-Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Sid Troy ... Premier Guest (uncredited)

Red West ... Assassin (uncredited)

Directed by
Gene Nelson 
Writing credits
Gerald Drayson Adams (written by)

Produced by
Sam Katzman .... producer
Original Music by
Fred Karger (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Fred Jackman Jr. (director of photography) (as Fred H. Jackman)
Film Editing by
Ben Lewis 
Art Direction by
McClure Capps  (as H. McClure Capps)
George W. Davis 
Set Decoration by
Henry Grace 
Don Greenwood Jr. 
Costume Design by
Beau Vanden Ecker (uncredited)
Gene Ostler (uncredited)
Margo Weintz (uncredited)
Makeup Department
Sydney Guilaroff .... hair stylist
William Tuttle .... makeup artist
Don L. Cash .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Larry Geller .... hair designer: Elvis Presley (uncredited)
Jane Gorton .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Production Management
Lindsley Parsons Jr. .... assistant production manager: MGM (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Eddie Saeta .... assistant director
Sound Department
Franklin Milton .... recording supervisor
Frank Antunez .... sound (uncredited)
Salvador Robinson .... sound (uncredited)
James Utterback .... sound (uncredited)
Charles Wallace .... sound (uncredited)
Paul Baxley .... stunts (uncredited)
Chuck Hicks .... stunts (uncredited)
Glenn Randall Jr. .... stunts (uncredited)
Paul Stader .... stunts (uncredited)
Del 'Sonny' West .... stunts (uncredited)
Red West .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Hank Forester .... grip (uncredited)
Bill Ion .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Joe Jackman .... camera operator (uncredited)
George Lasher .... gaffer (uncredited)
Music Department
The Jordanaires .... vocal backgrounds
Fred Karger .... conductor
Fred Karger .... music supervisor
Ethmer Roten .... musician: flute (uncredited)
Other crew
Earl Barton .... choreographer
Tom Parker .... technical advisor (as Colonel Tom Parker)
Robert Stone .... production coordinator
Ralph Helfer .... animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. [us] (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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Also Known As:
"Harem Holiday" - Ireland (English title) (imdb display title), UK (alternative title)
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95 min | 85 min (DVD version)
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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Upon hearing about the movie for the first time, Elvis loved the idea of his character as being somewhat of a sheik. He liked the character because he thought he resembled Rudolph Valentino. During filming in Los Angeles, he would wear the headpiece home and even to the dinner table at his house in Bel-Air. Eventually, he grew tired of the film because his character was made to look like a fool.See more »
Continuity: In the climactic fight scene, set at night, the lighting changes from torchlit darkness to broad daylight, and back, several times.See more »
Johnny Tyronne:I'm inclined to believe you.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in 1992 MTV Movie Awards (1992) (TV)See more »


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12 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Very good Presley movie, 19 September 2002
Author: Christopher Mercurio from United States

This movie is one of my favorite Elvis Presley movies. I watched it for the first time and couldn't even take a break from watching it I liked it so much. It is a great movie with a great soundtrack. Elvis once again shows he is a great singer and a great actor. This movie is about a famous actor in the United States, sort of like Rudolph Valentino, he dresses like a sheik; sword fights and beats all the bad guys with his karate in his most recent movie. He rescues the girl and then rides off with her. Assassins from a Middle Eastern country see how skilled this actor is with a sword and his karate so they kidnap him and bring him to their foreign land to kill their king.

One reviewer on this site said that this was Elvis's worst movie since King Creole. Don't listen to him. That guy doesn't know what the heck he's talking about. King Creole is were Elvis first showed he could be in a dramatic film. He also sings the best in King Creole and it's his greatest triumph as an actor. For someone to say that a great movie like this isn't good and then say King Creole isn't good, something has to be wrong there. This movie is action packed fun and has great music in it. Don't miss this Elvis movie.

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