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Scheherazade (1963)

Shéhérazade (original title)
Not Rated | | Adventure, Drama | 12 May 1965 (USA)
Sheherazade is promised to a powerful Sultan as a gift in exchange for free passage to the Holy Land. When the Sultan's underling saves her from certain death, she falls madly in love with her hero.

Writers:

Pierre Gaspard-Huit (screenplay), Pierre Gaspard-Huit (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Anna Karina ... Shéhérazade
Gérard Barray ... Renaud de Villecroix
Antonio Vilar ... Haroun-al-Raschid
Giuliano Gemma ... Didier
Marilù Tolo ... Shirin
Fausto Tozzi ... Barmak
Gil Vidal ... Thierry
Jorge Mistral ... Grand Vizir Zaccar
Fernando Rey ... Al Fakid
Joëlle LaTour Joëlle LaTour ... Anira
Rafael Albaicín Rafael Albaicín ... Leader of kidnappers
Karamoko Cisse Karamoko Cisse
María Calvi María Calvi
José Calvo José Calvo
Félix Fernández ... Yakuma
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Sheherazade is promised to a powerful Sultan as a gift in exchange for free passage to the Holy Land. When the Sultan's underling saves her from certain death, she falls madly in love with her hero.

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Adventure | Drama

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Unique and kinda epic
31 July 2014 | by MankindfailsSee all my reviews

I was very pleased to watch this and very surprised that this movie was forgotten.

This is a very well made movie with great costumes, sets and scenery. It has good visual effects even in battle scenes specially for the 60s. It also has very good acting and awesome dialogues. The story is a bit banal but its an Arabian tale type of movie which is quite rare in general and even more for french movies.

Don't believe the score it got here, French people mostly always down rate their movies. You can nearly always ad two points to a movie rated by French people. This movie is worth at least an 8 and its a must seen.

Most Arab main characters aren't Arabs but its not so bad, they end up being quite credible specially since its in the 9th century in Iraq. I guess you can think they were more like Persians or something. Anyways this movie isn't about historical accuracy at all.

This is a very unique movie, the kind you will probably only see once.


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Country:

France | Italy | Spain

Language:

French

Release Date:

12 May 1965 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo | 70 mm 6-Track (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.20 : 1
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