In Ispahan, Persia, a barber mistakes an emerald ring as the prize to be delivered to a prince known far and wide, only to realize that a runaway Princess is the real treasure awaited, promising to escort her to her final destination.
In Ispahan, Persia, Hajji Baba is leaving his father's shop to seek a greater fortune, while the Princess Fawzia is trying to talk her father, the Caliph into giving her in marriage to Nur-El-Din, a rival prince known far and wide as mean and fickle. Her father intends Fawzia for Fawzia to marry a friend and ally, and makes plans to send her to him. But a courier brings word from Nur-El-Din that an escort awaits Fawzia on the outskirts of the city and she escapes the palace disguised as a boy. Hajji encounters the escort-warrior at the rendezvous spot, is attacked and beats up the escort with his barber's tools. The princess arrives and mistakes Hajji as the escort until he mistakes the emerald ring sent by Nur-El-Din to Fawzia as the prize to be delivered. In her efforts to escape him, her turban becomes unbound and Hajji realizes that the girl herself is the treasure Nur-El-Din awaits. Hajji promises to escort her and they spend the night with the caravan of Osman Aga, who invites ...Written by
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Much better than average sand and scimitar adventure...
This is quite a fun, lavish, Arabian adventure with both stars - John Derek in the title role and a sultry Elaine Stewart as the Princess "Fakzia" both appearing to be enjoying themselves. The plot is fairly standard - a poor man falls in love with the Princess who is betrothed to the nasty Emir who wants both her and her father's kingdom; but the execution is a bit better than in many of it's counterparts - there is a story, and it's not half-bad; the good-looking stars are on form and but for some really wordy (and inane) dialogue at times, it'd actually be quite good!
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