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Tarik Pasha
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Lady Ashley
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Agha Kislar
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Forest
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Usta
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Caroline Dorian ...
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Jessica, a young British girl, goes off to Arabia with her father to be with her fiancé when he's called there suddenly on diplomatic duty. On a tourist journey she's kidnapped by what appears to be a Beduion tribe and sold into the harem of the Sultan. The man that took her captive is not actually a Beduion but an Oxford educated revolutionary who traded Jessica for the release of his friends from the Sultan's prison. As her fiancé struggles to free her from the harem he inadvertently hires the very man who put her there to get her out. Meanwhile, Jessica is fending of the Sultan's advances and coming to know a new way of life. Romance, political intrigue, and the jealousies of the harem all threaten Jessica's narrow view of the world. If she escapes will she actually be able to return to life in Victorian England? Written by Susan Southall <stobchatay@aol.com>

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The last film of Ava Gardner. See more »

Goofs

When Tarik is approaching the train, he is holding an Arab musket in the air over his head by the fore-stock, but the soundtrack plays several groups of rapid-fire shots even though his finger is never on the trigger, plus the fact that it's a musket and can only fire one or two shots a minute. See more »

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Usta: Remember Jessica, real power comes after you have made love to a man.
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nice clichés
21 August 2014 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

a chain of nice clichés. but interesting for cast, clash between civilizations, romanticism ,atmosphere and the remember of a lot of sweet legends about Middle East. the performance of Art Malik is really interesting. the presence of Ava Gardner in a cold role - almost seductive. Omar Shariff, as fictive sultan , does his ordinary role in exotic B film. but the great virtue of film is to present the spirit of "80's. the glamor, the ambiguous lights, the soap opera potential, the life as dream, the love as large circle. the second virtue - the atmosphere from Arabian Nights with precise number of drops from freedom, condition of woman in Orient at the beginning of century and flavor or rare images. a film who could be more than easy delight. but a letter from far land of memory.


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