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Flame of Araby (1951)

Approved | | Adventure | 19 December 1951 (USA)
An Arabian-nights princess and a Bedouin chief contend over possession of a stallion, but unite to oppose the Corsair Lords.

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Charles Lamont
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Maureen O'Hara ... Princess Tanya
Jeff Chandler ... Tamerlane
Maxwell Reed ... Prince Medina
Lon Chaney Jr. ... Borka Barbarossa (as Lon Chaney)
Buddy Baer ... Hakim Barbarossa
Richard Egan ... Capt. Fezil
Dewey Martin ... Yak
Royal Dano ... Basra
Susan Cabot ... Clio
Judith Braun Judith Braun ... Calu
Henry Brandon ... Malik
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Storyline

In a mythical, medieval North Africa (looking a lot like California) a Bedouin chief named Tamerlane is seeking to capture the magnificent wild stallion Shazada when he meets tomboyish Princess Tanya of Tunis. When the two meet again in Tunis, Tamerlane has run afoul of the barbaric Corsair Lords, one of whom Tanya's wicked cousin is forcing her to marry. To avoid this dire fate, Tanya must arrange for a "dark horse" to win the forthcoming great race...which means a battle of wits between Tanya and Tamerlane, taking romantic overtones... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Adventure blazes across the burning sands ! See more »

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Adventure

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 December 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Flame of the Desert See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

While learning her moves for a dance scene, Susan Cabot told choreographer Harold Belfer that she didn't think she was moving her feet correctly. Beifer told her, "With a figure like yours, the only person who'll look at your feet will be Arthur Murray". See more »

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Referenced in El crimen del cine Oriente (1997) See more »

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Red-haired Arab princess
7 February 2001 | by VernCSee all my reviews

Saw this film when I was 13, and it struck me at the time that Maureen O'Hara -- as Irish as the Blarney Stone -- plays an Arab. They didn't even give her a brunette wig.

At one point one of Maureen's retainers says "You will ride unveiled!" Maureen replies "If necessary I would ride unclad!" now that would be worth seeing!

Jeff Chandler does his usual solid job. 4.8/10 might be a bit of an overrating.


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