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The Golden Arrow (1962)

L'arciere delle mille e una notte (original title)
Approved | | Adventure, Fantasy | May 1964 (USA)
Genies help a bandit recover a golden arrow, which will show that he is the heir to the sultan's kingdom.

Director:

Antonio Margheriti
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tab Hunter ... Hassan
Rossana Podestà ... Jamila
Umberto Melnati Umberto Melnati ... Thin Genie
Mario Feliciani ... Baktiar
Dominique Boschero ... Queen of Rocky Valley
Renato Baldini ... Prince of Bassora
Giustino Durano Giustino Durano ... Absent-Minded Genie
Franco Scandurra Franco Scandurra
Gloria Milland Gloria Milland
Renato Montalbano Renato Montalbano ... (as Renato Montalban)
Rosario Borelli Rosario Borelli ... Prince of Aleppo
Calisto Calisti Calisto Calisti ... Prince of Bassora's General
Abdel Moneim Ibrahim Abdel Moneim Ibrahim ... Captain Hamit
José Jaspe ... Sabrath
Gian Paolo Rosmino Gian Paolo Rosmino ... Mokbar (as Giampaolo Rosmino)
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Genies help a bandit recover a golden arrow, which will show that he is the heir to the sultan's kingdom.

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Adventure | Fantasy

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

May 1964 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Production Co:

Titanus See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Tab Hunter's voice is dubbed by another actor in the English language version. See more »

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Prince Tab
11 July 2016 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

The only two names us film fans from the English speaking world will recognize is that of Tab Hunter and Rosanna Podesta in The Golden Arrow. This is another of a gazillion epics made in Italy in the late 50s and 60s to take advantage of those Ben-Hur, Quo Vadis, and Cleopatra sets that American companies built for those productions and left for the Italian cinema.

As for Hunter he was one of several B list actors who left for Europe to appear in these and in spaghetti westerns just coming into being at the time. After this one he never did another for which he was grateful no doubt,

It's the usual Arabian Nights type fare with Hunter as a bandit who's really a prince lest how else could he compete for the hand of princess Rosanna Podesta and defeat the evil vizier who's peddling her hand in marriage to an even eviler prince.

But before Hunter can do that he's got to go through a lot of adventures and collect his arsenal which consists of a magic carpet and magic Golden Arrow which always hits what it's aimed at. Like the Lone Ranger, Tab only shoots to wound or disabled. He's got a posse of three wizards who could have been played by the 3 Stooges. Now that might have been interesting.

For reasons only God could imagine they dubbed Hunter's voice with an actor who sounded an awful lot like Stephen Boyd. He might have made more sense than blond All American Tab Hunter in the part.


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