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To cure a prince's murderous madness, Scheherezade tells him a series of wonderous stories.
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 Ali Baba (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Chief Executioner (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Mustappa (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Aladdin's Mother (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Morgiana (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Kasim (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Coral Lips (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Prince Ali (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Prince Ahmed (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Prince Hussain (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Demon (2 episodes, 2000)
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 BacBac (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Safil (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Judge Zadic (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Dr. Ezra (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Hi-Ching (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Faisal (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Miriam (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Abu Nouz (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Hassan (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Executioner's Assistant (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Heart's Delight (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Fair Face (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Caliph Beder (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Sultan Billah (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Sultana Billah (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Sultan Badr Al-Din (2 episodes, 2000)
Emma Lewis ...
 Sultana (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Jerome Gribben (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Ali's Servant (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Assad (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Hari Ben Karim (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Schaca (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Carpet Seller (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Gulnare (2 episodes, 2000)
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 1st Robber (2 episodes, 2000)
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 2nd Robber (2 episodes, 2000)
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 2nd Guard (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Prosecuting Lawyer (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Head Maid (2 episodes, 2000)
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 1st Physician (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Scheherezade (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Storyteller (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Hand Maiden (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Harun al-Rashid / ... (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Aladdin (2 episodes, 2000)
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Long ago, the Sultan Schariar has gone mad after his traumatizing near assassination in which his wife collaborated and died at his hands as a result. Now he has a paranoid suspicion of women which he plans to express in a diabolical plan, and that is to marry a woman from the harem and then have her executed the very next morning. To prevent this, the Grand Vizier's daughter and a childhood friend of the Sultan, Scheherezade, offers herself to be that bride. Now, she must gamble that her plan will work as she tries to cure his madness by telling him story after wondrous story which include the tales of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves and Aladdin and his Wonderful Lamp. All the while, the Sultan's villainous brother is making plans of his own and Scheherezade's stories are more useful against him than anyone can anticipate. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Last film of John Hallam. See more »

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There are about 20 oil jars in the cart when it is tipped over (in "Ali Baba"). As soon as the jars are shown rolling down the hill, there are obviously far more. See more »

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Scheherezade: Death comes in many shapes and disguises.
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A Box of Turkish Delights
29 March 2001 | by (Newcastle, Australia) – See all my reviews

Lush and colourful mini-series based on the classic "1001 Nights". The framework works nicely; the harried sultan, initially all sweat and paranoia, set on the path to redemption by his new wife Scheherezade (Mili Avital, who is just exquisite), who must maintain his interest by telling him stories or be executed. It left me wanting more, so by that measure at least the film is a success. Cameos and star turns abound in this enormous production and refreshingly for a Hallmark miniseries, the slant is more English than American. The humour and dialogue can be just a bit twee at times (one almost expects Hugh Grant to peep around the curtain at any moment) but like Turkish delight, this film is sweet but not sickening


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