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Harum Scarum (1965) Poster

(1965)

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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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Johnny Tyronne: [Referring to the children that Sinan threatens to kill if Johnny does not assassinate the King] How can I be sure they won't be harmed?

Aishah: Assassinate King Toranshah and you have Sinan's promise that no harm will come to them. In over one thousand years, no leader of the assassins has ever violated a promise.

Johnny Tyronne: Well it's nice to know you're doing business with such a reputable firm.

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Johnny Tyronne: I like the way you settle your scores, your Majesty.

King Toranshah: I couldn't kill my own brother, Johnny. But I am sending him into exile, with his favorite chess player

Johnny Tyronne: Just be a nice king and don't exile him into the USA.

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Sinan: I am Sinan, Mr. Tyronne, Lord of the Assassins.

Johnny Tyronne: Well, I'm the Sheik of Araby. Whatta ya want with me anyway?

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Johnny Tyronne: I'm inclined to believe you.

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Johnny Tyronne: It's like the choice in an election year.

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Johnny Tyronne: This is about the wildest audience I've ever played to, Ambassador.

U.S. Ambassador McCord: Yes, they seem very interested. You have no idea how important this occasion is. Your good will tour of this part of the world will be most helpful to the State Department.

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U.S. Ambassador McCord: Ladies and gentlemen of Babelstan, as United States Ambassador to your great country, my I say that it has given my government infinite pleasure to have the world premier of "Sands of the Desert" in your beautiful country. And now, it is with great pride that I present the star of the picture, Johnny Tyronne, to sing a song dedicated to you!

Johnny Tyronne: [singing] I'm going to go where the desert sun is, Go where I know the fun is, Go where the harem girls dance, Go where there's love and romance...

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Johnny Tyronne: [singing] I'm gonna go where the night's enchanted, O where those dreams are granted, When paradise starts calling, Into some tent I'm crawling, I hear those desert drums, And when nighttime comes, Then I'll make love they way I planned, To say the least, Go on, Go East young man...

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Aishah: A man of many talents, Your Highness.

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Johnny Tyronne: You Highness, Aishah - is she some relation to you?

Prince Dragna: Aishah, Mr. Tyronne, is Aishah.

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Zacha: Moons of 10,000 delights, leave us. Go prepare our baths and scent them delicately with jasmine and myrrh. Go! Go!

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Zacha: But is it not honorable to try to improve one's position? I too have a taste for the finer things. And I must seize the door knob of opportunity whenever I hear a knock.

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Zacha: The idea of American foreign aid fascinates me. How - how do I get some of that? Please, tell me.

Johnny Tyronne: Just insult every American you meet and you're a cinch.

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Johnny Tyronne: If you get me out of this country I'll give 10,000 American dollars. I hope it's deductible.

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Johnny Tyronne: I'm to meet my friend at the Pool of Omar. Could you drop me off at - on your way to the Taj?

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Princess Shalimar: King Toranshah does not permit the Western civilization to to enter his kingdom.

Johnny Tyronne: Oh, yeah, I keep forgetting. If you're the result of resisting the encroachment of our civilized world, I'm all for it, Miss, eh? Miss, eh?

Princess Shalimar: I am called Yoni.

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Johnny Tyronne: You'd really be something to take back to Hollywood.

Princess Shalimar: But, I'm only a slave girl.

Johnny Tyronne: You be you.

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Johnny Tyronne: Tell me how I can free you from your master?

Princess Shalimar: My master's a very kind man, who might sell me.

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Zacha: I think danger rides upon us. Come! Come!

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Emerald: We will be your most devoted slaves.

Sapphire: We'll cook for you. Wash for you. Dance for you!

Amethyst: Annoit you with scented oils from Summarkhan.

Johnny Tyronne: Okay, that's very nice. But, let's wait till we get to Bar-es-alan and I'll buy you form this root of all evil.

Zacha: And - and the price - the price will be most reasonable.

Johnny Tyronne: Oh, I'm sure. Yeah. Yeah. Wholesale, plus, plus.

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Aishah: Does my soft neck overly tempt your deadly hands?

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Sinan: Out of my sight, you split-tongued hyena!

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Johnny Tyronne: [surrounded by five harem slave girls] Hey, you're real! All of you!

Harem Slave Girl: And entirely at your service, noble master.

Johnny Tyronne: Oh, that's very nice, honey; but, would you mind telling me where I am?

Harem Slave Girl: In the Garden of Paradise, noble master.

Johnny Tyronne: I could have told you that.

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Johnny Tyronne: [singing] Is your love darling just a mirage? From the distance, you call to me like an oasis, Though your kisses, keep drawing me near, Is your love a mirage that will disappear?

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