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The Prince Who Was a Thief (1951)

Approved | | Adventure | 26 December 1951 (Sweden)
In 13th-century Tangiers, regent Mustapha hires a paid assassin to kill baby Prince Hussein in order to usurp his throne but the assassin has second thoughts and steals the baby for himself.

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Rudolph Maté
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Tony Curtis ... Julna
Piper Laurie ... Tina
Everett Sloane ... Yussef
Jeff Corey ... Emir Mokar
Betty Garde ... Mirza
Marvin Miller ... Hakar
Peggie Castle ... Princess Yasmin
Donald Randolph Donald Randolph ... Prince Mustapha
Nita Bieber ... Cahuena
Milada Mladova ... Dancer
Hayden Rorke ... Basra
Midge Ware ... Sari
Carol Varga ... Beulah
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Larry Storch
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Storyline

In 13th-century Tangiers, regent Mustapha covets the Caliphate's throne. Baby Prince Hussein is next in line to the throne but he is too young to rule. An envious and ambitious regent, Mustapha hires a paid assassin to kill the infant king, leaving Mustapha free to rule the Caliphate as he pleases. On the night of the planed murder, the paid assassin, master thief Yussef, enters the chambers of the baby Prince ready to strike his deadly blow. However, Yussef is impressed by the child's innocent gaze and decides to steal the infant Prince. Yussef lies to Mustapha the baby is dead but in fact the baby is safely in Yussef's home. Yussef raises the baby as his own and teaches the young boy to be one of the best thieves in Tangiers. Nevertheless, having a deposed prince with many powerful enemies for a son could be dangerous. Written by nufs68

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Exciting as an Arabian Night's Adventure!

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Adventure

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 December 1951 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

El principe bandolero See more »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Starring debuts of Tony Curtis and Piper Laurie. See more »

Quotes

Emir Mokar: Son of a noseless mother! Maggot-brained child of a jackass!
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You must watch just enough to hear Tony!!
20 November 2003 | by nicki_stovallSee all my reviews

Early in the movie whilst the lovely Piper is in his arms, Tony gracefully utters- "Yonder lies da castle of my fadder da King." Cut him a little slack! At that time he was VERY new to the movies! What better example could there be of starting out 'shaky' and then becoming a film legend? At least in 'Spartacus', when Olivier told Tony that he preferred "Both oysters AND clams", Tony disappeared without a trace, and Olivier just smiled.


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