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Ilsa, Harem Keeper of the Oil Sheiks (1976)

R | | Horror, Thriller | March 1976 (USA)
In the vast deserts of the Middle East, the lascivious tigress Ilsa joins the white flesh slavery ring of a maniacal sheikh overlord.


Don Edmonds


Langston Stafford (screenplay by) (as Langton Stafford)




Complete credited cast:
Dyanne Thorne ... Ilsa
Max Thayer ... Cmdr. Adam Scott (as Michael Thayer)
Jerry Delony ... El Sharif (as Victor Alexander)
Uschi Digard ... Inga Lindström (as Elke Von)
Colleen Brennan ... Nora Edward (as Sharon Kelly)
Haji ... Alina Cordova (as Haji Cat)
Tanya Boyd ... Satin
Marilyn Joi ... Velvet (as Marilyn Joy)
Su Ling Su Ling ... Katsina
Richard Kennedy ... Dr. Kaiser (as Wolfgang Roehm)
George 'Buck' Flower ... Beggar (as C.D. Lafleur)
Dea Martensen Dea Martensen
Ivan Roars Ivan Roars
Speed Stearns Speed Stearns ... Satin and Velvet's Opponent (as S. Stearns)
Bobby Woods Bobby Woods ... The Prince


Finding a new employer, and looking not a day older since the end of World War II, Ilsa works for an Arab sheik who enjoys importing females to use as sex slaves. An American millionaire's daughter, a movie star, and an attractive equestrienne are among his latest victims. Written by MG

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Ilsa's back! ...More fierce than ever! With brutal fury she enslaved an empire and shocked the world!


Horror | Thriller


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The producers kept this film tamer than the first one so they could secure an "R" rating and bring in a larger audience. See more »


Theoretically, this film could not have been made, as the main character Ilsa dies at the end of the first film Ilsa: She Wolf of the SS. But (according to the DVD commentary) the producers thought that nobody would remember so the film was made anyway. See more »


Ilsa: Welcome to my company of eunuchs!
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Alternate Versions

Anchor Bay's DVD release is the complete, uncut version of the film. See more »


Referenced in Bloodsucking Freaks (1976) See more »

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Tongue-in-cheek sequel to the notorious She Wolf of the SS.
6 May 2006 | by BA_HarrisonSee all my reviews

Dyanne Thorne returns as buxom bitch Ilsa, in 'Harem Keeper of the Oil Sheiks—the second in the infamous exploitation series that began with the sleazy and repugnant She Wolf of the SS. Where the first film made viewers feel decidedly uneasy due to the controversial 'Nazi concentration camp' setting, Harem Keeper manages a lighter tone due to its comic book premise and tongue-in-cheek execution, yet it still contains enough violence and nudity to keep fans of the first film happy.

This time round the busty blonde sadist is to be found running a harem for evil oil sheik El Sharif, ably assisted by her two topless ball-breakers, Satin and Velvet. The buxom bitch has resorted to kidnapping beautiful women to ensure a steady supply of hot babes for the sheik; it seems that he has a nasty habit of getting carried away during sex and 'damaging' his ladies. Ilsa must train the newest additions to his harem, teaching them how to be subservient and willing to please; any resistance is punished with torture.

Meanwhile, two guests have arrived at the sheiks home; Commander Adam Scott and his associate Kaiser are hoping to convince El Sharif to give up some of his oil which lies untapped beneath the desert. As a last resort, they intend to use incriminating recordings of the sheik, secretly gathered by their undercover spy, to blackmail him into cooperating. Little do they know that the sheik has already rumbled their plan and isn't going to make life easy for them.

Ilsa, however, takes a shine to hunky Commander Adam and indulges in much rumpy-pumpy with him; when the sheik orders her to have Adam killed, she disobeys and leads a revolt against the despicable tyrant.

There is a real sense of fun to this installment of the Ilsa franchise; director Don Edmonds injects huge doses of camp into the proceedings making this film less of a 'guilty' pleasure than the first. Of course, a strong stomach and hardened sensibilities are still beneficial for those who choose to watch—there is still plenty of cheesy gore and inventive torture in evidence to qualify the film as a genuine shocker: a man has his testicles pulled off by Satin and Velvet, a thief has his hand cut off, two women have explosive vaginal implants inserted into them (which are triggered during sex), flesh eating ants eat a woman's foot, and an enemy of the sheik is doused in oil and set on fire.

It may be a different style of movie to the first one, but Ilsa Harem Keeper of the Oil Sheils is a more than worthy sequel and well worth checking out.

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March 1976 (USA) See more »

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