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Yankee Pasha (1954)

Approved | | Adventure, Romance | 17 April 1954 (USA)
In 1800, trapper Jason Starbuck falls for Massachusetts girl Roxana but has to rescue her from slavery when sea pirates capture Roxana and sell her to a Moroccan harem.

Director:

Joseph Pevney

Writers:

Joseph Hoffman, Edison Marshall (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeff Chandler ... Jason Starbuck
Rhonda Fleming ... Roxana Reil
Mamie Van Doren ... Lilith - Harem Slave
Lee J. Cobb ... Sultan
Hal March Hal March ... Hassan Sendar
Rex Reason ... Omar Id-Din (as Bart Roberts)
Philip Van Zandt ... Bassan Sa'id
Benny Rubin ... Zamil
Tudor Owen ... Elias Derby
Harry Lauter ... Dick Bailey
Forbes Murray ... Reil
Arthur Space ... U.S. Consul Richard O'Brien
John Daheim John Daheim ... First Mate Miller (as John Day)
Christiane Martel ... Harem girl (as Miss Universe France)
Myrna Hansen Myrna Hansen ... Harem girl (as Miss United States)
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Storyline

Salem, Massachusetts, 1800. Mountaineer Jason Starbuck rides into town with furs to sell and dreams to fulfill. He falls in love with Roxana, who breaks her previous engagement and leaves for France to await Jason. Roxana's ship is attacked by pirates and she is sold into slavery in Morocco. Jason follows her to Morocco and must win the support of the sultan in order to continue his efforts to locate and rescue her. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Every passionate moment of the strangest adventure ever told !

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Adventure | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 April 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

In den Kerkern von Marokko See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,250,000
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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From Salem to Morocco, he searched for the woman he loved.

Just picture yourself as a teenager in 1954 and this film comes out. It starts as a western, it has a bit of a pirate movie, and then it switches to one of those "Ali Baba" type of films that people used to enjoy so much. Enough? No, there is more, there is the beautiful Rhonda Fleming, Mamie Van Doren and a whole bunch of contestants for the Miss Universe title. Lucky the ones who had the chance of seeing it at that time. I didn't, so I saw it recently and I tried to see it as if I would be in the past. I enjoyed it. Jeff Chandler is Starbuck, a fur trapper who falls for Rhonda Fleming when he comes to Salem. She breaks up her engagement because she also falls for him, but she cannot find him, so she leaves him a letter and sails with her father to Marseilles. They are attacked by Moroccan pirates and she is sold as a slave for a harem. Of course Starbuck goes after her. It is hard for somebody nowadays to accept this movie, the times have changed, but for those teenagers who are now in their sixties it will always be meaningful.


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