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Harem (1986)

Jessica, a young British girl, goes off to Arabia with her father to be with her fiancé when he's called there suddenly on diplomatic duty. On a tourist journey she's kidnapped by what ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jessica Grey
... Tarik Pasha
... Lady Ashley
... Agha Kislar
... Forest
... Usta
... Sultan Hassan
... Kadin
... Aunt Lily
Shirley Cain ... Embassy Hostess
... Vizler Bey
JoJo Cole ... Emily
James Coyle ... Sultan's Spy
... Charlotte
Caroline Dorian ... Victoria
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Jessica, a young British girl, goes off to Arabia with her father to be with her fiancé when he's called there suddenly on diplomatic duty. On a tourist journey she's kidnapped by what appears to be a Beduion tribe and sold into the harem of the Sultan. The man that took her captive is not actually a Beduion but an Oxford educated revolutionary who traded Jessica for the release of his friends from the Sultan's prison. As her fiancé struggles to free her from the harem he inadvertently hires the very man who put her there to get her out. Meanwhile, Jessica is fending of the Sultan's advances and coming to know a new way of life. Romance, political intrigue, and the jealousies of the harem all threaten Jessica's narrow view of the world. If she escapes will she actually be able to return to life in Victorian England? Written by Susan Southall <stobchatay@aol.com>

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The last film of Ava Gardner. See more »

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When Tarik is approaching the train, he is holding an Arab musket in the air over his head by the fore-stock, but the soundtrack plays several groups of rapid-fire shots even though his finger is never on the trigger, plus the fact that it's a musket and can only fire one or two shots a minute. See more »

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Usta: Remember Jessica, real power comes after you have made love to a man.
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Referenced in La noche que no acaba (2010) See more »

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A historical romance novel for television
31 December 2010 | by See all my reviews

I watched this fun little mini-series when it was first broadcast. The story confused me, until I suddenly recognized the plot structure: it was a classic Historical Romance Novel(tm)! Innocent yet spunky heroine? Check. Attractive, decent, but somewhat stuffy fiancé? Check. Kidnapping by sexy, mysterious stranger? Check. Heroine compelled by circumstances to explore her own sensuality? Check! Danger, intrigue, jealousy, temptation, and adventure? Check, check, check-arino! I don't think they missed a single beat here!

I didn't catch part of the last broadcast, however, so I missed out on the full effect of the story...still, as I had only begun to read historical romances at the time, I found it surprisingly good fun. It was probably much sillier than I was aware of back then, but if you're looking for a costume-era romance novel on film (and can tolerate some historical dubiousness), you'll probably enjoy this little romp through the seraglio.


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