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Princess of the Nile (1954)

Approved | | Adventure, Fantasy, Romance | July 1954 (USA)
In 1249, an Egyptian princess allies herself with the son of the Caliph of Baghdad in order to rid Egypt of its Bedouin invaders.

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Harmon Jones
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Debra Paget ... Princess Shalimar / Taura
Jeffrey Hunter ... Prince Haidi
Michael Rennie ... Rama Khan
Dona Drake ... Mirva
Michael Ansara ... Captain Kral
Edgar Barrier ... Shaman
Wally Cassell ... Goghi
Jack Elam ... Basra
Lisa Daniels Lisa Daniels ... Handmaiden
Phyllis Winger Phyllis Winger ... Handmaiden
Merry Anders ... Handmaiden
Honey Bruce Friedman Honey Bruce Friedman ... Handmaiden (as Honey Harlow)
Suzanne Alexander ... Handmaiden
Genice Grayson Genice Grayson ... Handmaiden
Jeanne Vaughn Jeanne Vaughn ... Handmaiden
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Storyline

1249 A.D. Shalimar, an Egyptian princess, striving to rid her country of its Bedouin conquerors, forms an alliance with Prince Haidi, son of the Caliph of Baghdad. She practices her intrigues both at the court and, disguised as a dancing girl, in the market place.

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Taglines:

Shalimar THE FLAME THAT IGNITED EGYPT! (original print ad - almost all caps)


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

July 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Princesa do Nilo See more »

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Budget:

$475,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Panoramic Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

After being rescued by Prince Haidi (Jeffrey Hunter) and his men, Princess Shalimar (Debra Paget) and the heroes jump into the river to escape. Miss Paget's short dress inflated with air when she jumped from a high wall into the water below, feet first. Watch for a brief scene in which she pops back up to the surface, upside down. You can see her feet kicking near the surface of the water next to the wet fabric of her inflated dress. See more »

Quotes

Rama Khan: Stretch him on the rack till his tongue loosens.
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Referenced in Buccaneer Soul (1993) See more »

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Hilarious
20 February 2004 | by rss2See all my reviews

An absolutely amazing cast (Lee Van Cleef! Jack Elam!) enlivens this utterly preposterous yarn which passes off an Egyptian Hareem that's straight out of Minsky's (down to a few blondes and red heads).

Paget is both lovely and acrobatic, handling action sequences charmingly. Hunter is a stiff. And who knew Michael Rennie fenced left handed?

This film has recently been seen in criculation on AMC, and it's worth catching. The technicolor production design combines with the two-dimensional characters to create the effect of a Prince Valient comic on celuloid. But the appaling acting, ham-fisted dialog and cardboard sets only enhance the film's charm.


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