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Babes in Bagdad (1952)

Approved | | Comedy | 7 December 1952 (USA)
Hassan, the Kadi of Bagdad, has a harem housing twelve beauties, but concentrates his attention on Zohara. A newcomer, Kyra, introduces rebellion into the by the unheard of act of ... See full summary »

Director:

Edgar G. Ulmer

Writers:

Joe Ansen (original screenplay), Felix E. Feist (original screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Paulette Goddard ... Kyra
Gypsy Rose Lee ... Zohara
Richard Ney ... Ezar
John Boles ... Hassan
Thomas Gallagher Thomas Gallagher ... Sharkhan
Sebastian Cabot ... Sinbad
MacDonald Parke MacDonald Parke ... Caliph
Natalie Benesh ... Zelika
Hugh Dempster Hugh Dempster ... Omar
Peter Bathurst Peter Bathurst ... Officer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sheila Connolly ... Handmaiden
Laura Donoso Laura Donoso
Christopher Lee ... Slave dealer
Carmen Sevilla ... Maura
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Storyline

Hassan, the Kadi of Bagdad, has a harem housing twelve beauties, but concentrates his attention on Zohara. A newcomer, Kyra, introduces rebellion into the by the unheard of act of complaining to the Caliph about the lot of the women in the harem. Hassan suffers a greater shock when his God-son, Ezar, asserts that women are the equal of men. They make a wager under which Ezar must settle down with a conventional harem unless Zohara can outwit Hassan within ten days. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Taglines:

1001 ADVENTURES! 1001 DELIGHTS! THE ARABIAN NIGHTS NEVER SAW SIGHTS LIKE THIS! See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Last theatrical movie of John Boles (Hassan). See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Kyra: What a wonderful celebration. I wonder what would have happened if you'd lost the wager.
Ezar: You'd still be my favorite wife.
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Connections

Alternate-language version of Muchachas de Bagdad (1953) See more »

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campy harem spoof
21 May 2009 | by guil12See all my reviews

Put Paulette Goddard and Gypsy Rose Lee together and you gotta admit that sparks will fly. Although Miss Lee is more suitable for this kind of high jinx, Miss Goddard does hold her own. Add John Boles as the Hassan and his son, played by Richard Ney (Mrs. Miniver) with Sebastian Cabot in a smaller role and look for Christopher Lee as a slave seller. I thought this was a riot. All the actors seem to play with tongue in cheek, which is Miss Lee's forte. Now mind you, John Boles, Stella Dallas fame and Richard Ney are distinguished actors. But here they let loose and along with Miss Goddard have a romp. Fun all the way through. And Paulette and Gupsy Rose make lovely Harem ladies.


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Country:

UK | Spain | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 December 1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kyra, A Escrava de Bagd√° See more »

Filming Locations:

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Anscocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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