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Arabian Adventure (1979)

An evil magician seeks to gain power by obtaining a magic rose. A peasant boy and a prince join forces to stop him.

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Caliph Alquazar
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Khasim
Oliver Tobias ...
Prince Hasan
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Princess Zuleira
Puneet Sira ...
Majeed
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Wazir Al Wuzara
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Daad El Shur
John Wyman ...
Bahloul
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Achmed
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Abu
Suzanne Danielle ...
Eastern Dancer
Elisabeth Welch ...
Beggarwoman (as Elizabeth Welch)
Hal Galili ...
Asaf
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Mamhoud (as Athar Malik)
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An evil magician seeks to gain power by obtaining a magic rose. A peasant boy and a prince join forces to stop him.

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FANTASTIC MOVIE MAGIC See more »

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Fantasy | Adventure

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5 July 1979 (Netherlands)  »

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Majic and the Empire of Evil  »

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Brian Hayles, who wrote the screenplay, died before the release of the film; Keith Miles's novelisation for Mirror Books was dedicated to his memory. See more »

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Referenced in Intimate Portrait: Emma Samms (2002) See more »

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Deserves to be released from the magic bottle
9 April 2011 | by (Hamburg, Germany) – See all my reviews

This was a really nice rediscovery on UK DVD for me; I remember I've watched 'Arabian Adventure' on TV in the 1980s but not since then. I mean, you get flying carpets, jinns, belly-dancers, a beautiful princess to save and Christopher Lee as an evil wizard turning people into toads ("You call yourself my servant?") - what more could you ask for? 'Arabian Adventure' knows the genre standards and delivers. Lest I forget, fire-breathing metal monsters and Peter Cushing with a silly beard are in it as well. One has to admit that the limited budget shows in the set decoration, as the palace looks more like cardboard than marble, and then some effects like the superimposed jinn are rather TV quality than big screen. But fairy tales from 1001 Nights don't need realism that much, I found I could successfully switch into fantasy mode and simply enjoy it. It's an old-fashioned production like they did in the 1940s and 50s, maintaining the same naive charm and that's fine for such kind of things.


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