Pete Johnson and Harvey D. Garvey, two inept magicians on tour in the Middle Eastern kingdom of Barabeeha, help disenfranchised young Prince Ramo regain his throne from his devious Uncle Nimativ, who uses two magical hypnotic rings and ruthless methods to maintain his power. By posing as Hollywood talent scouts the boys break out of a dank dungeon with a deranged derelict, evade palace guards, elude the palace executioner, and avoid detection in the forbidden royal harem.Written by
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The camels which are used transport Hazel and the boys to the Arab camp look like bactrian camels which are native to central Asia. They should be dromedaries which are native to the middle east. See more »
The second of three films Bud and Lou did for MGM is an improvement over the first, Rio Rita. The plot, such that it matters, has the boys in the Middle East with singer Marilyn Maxwell trying to help a prince regain his throne from his evil uncle (Douglas Dumbrille). Marilyn provides the pretty. Dumbrille is a good heavy. Some nice music from Jimmy Dorsey and his orchestra. Far better than the opera-y stuff from Rio Rita and less obtrusive. The comedy is also better in this one. Although, like the other two MGM films A&C did, some of the best laughs come from other actors NOT Bud and Lou. One of the funnier bits in this one is an old vaudeville routine called "Slowly I Turned" that many of you will probably remember from a famous I Love Lucy episode. Despite being familiar with the bit, I still thought it was pretty funny and performed well in the film by Murray Leonard. It's not the best Abbott and Costello movie but it is enjoyable. If you're new to their work, you'll probably like it a lot more.
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