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At the dawn of the 19th century, a young French woman is kidnapped and forced into a sultan's harem in Turkey. Fiercely independent, she resists, but must make choices in order to survive.... See more »

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Abdul Hamid
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Sineperver
Amber O'Shea ...
Aimée Dubucq de Rivéry
James Michael Gregary ...
Selim
Ron Dortch ...
Tulip
Laurent Le Doyen ...
Sebastiani
Jonathan Vuille ...
Young Mahmud
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Adult Mahmud
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Mustafa
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Mirishah
Gérard Touroul ...
Priest
Tom McGreevey ...
Uncle (as Thomas McGreevey)
Celeste Simpson-Boyd ...
Zinah
Robere Kazadi ...
Orchid
Garth Wilton ...
British Consul
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Algerian Captain
Diana Barrows ...
Fanny
Faruk Peker ...
Baktar
Wayne Quimby ...
Chief Janissary
John Kennedy Hayden ...
Chief Janissary (as John Hayden)
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Chief Dwarf
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First Mate
Kenny Bates ...
Second Mate
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Third Mate
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Boy at Bazaar
Michael Saad ...
Jeweler
Artur Cybulski ...
Man at Ball
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French Officer
Marcus Wynne ...
French Soldier
Joseph Darrell ...
Manservant
Dagmar Stanel ...
First Harem Girl
Ayse Gungor ...
Harem Girl
Nathalie Pichler ...
Harem Girl
Starr Andreeff ...
Harem Girl
Monique Mannen ...
Harem Girl
Erica Zeitlin ...
Harem Girl
Maria Camassa ...
Harem Girl
Victoria Dakil ...
Old Woman
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Mother Superior
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Nun
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Victor A. Haddox ...
Prisoner in Chains (uncredited)
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Kamir (uncredited)
Nevin Sonis ...
Harem Girl (uncredited)

Directed by

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Jack Smight

Written by

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Prince Michael of Greece ... (novel "Sultana - La Nuit du Serail") (as Prince Michael)
 
Larry Yust ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Guy Collins ... executive producer
Jean-Marie Gindraux ... associate producer
Klaus Hellwig ... executive producer
Rick Nathanson ... line producer
Georges-Alain Vuille ... producer

Music by

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William Goldstein

Cinematography by

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Giorgio Tonti
Howard Wexler

Film Editing by

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Dennis Virkler

Editorial Department

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Michael Ruscio ... film editor
Brian Ufberg ... assistant film editor

Casting By

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Pat Orseth
Donald Paul Pemrick ... (as Don Pemrick)

Production Design by

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Allan H. Jones
Bryan Ryman

Art Direction by

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R. Clifford Searcy

Costume Design by

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Tami Mor
Rina Ramon

Makeup Department

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Michelle Bühler ... makeup artist (as Michelle Buhler)
Marie-Gabrielle Clark ... assistant hair stylist (as Marie Gabrielle Clark)
Denise Dellavalle ... assistant makeup artist (as Denise Della Valo)
Audrey Futterman-Stern ... hair stylist (as Audree Futterman)
Gordon Kaye ... makeup artist: Europe
Joni Powell ... assistant makeup artist (as Joni Meers)

Production Management

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Eris Akman ... production manager: Europe
Neil Rapp ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Bill Baker ... first assistant director: Europe (as William Baker)
Paula Foster ... dga trainee
Victor Paul ... second unit director
Don Robert ... first assistant director
Bruce Stubblefield ... second assistant director: Europe
John N. Whittle ... second assistant director (as John Whittle)

Art Department

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Julie Blakkob ... swing gang (as Julie Blakkohl)
Stephen Brien ... property master (as Stephen P. Brien)
Loma Lee Brookbank ... assistant props
Al Eisenmann ... assistant props (as Al Eisenmaint)
Cenk Gun ... art department assistant: Europe
Steak House ... swing gang (as Stacy Rallison)
Chris Hyde ... construction coordinator
Mark MacYoung ... leadman (as Mark 'Animal' MacYoung)
Mike Malone ... swing gang (as Michael E. Malone)
John G. McCabe ... assistant art director
Stenay Ozgoz ... art department assistant: Europe
Gokahn Yucesal ... art department assistant: Europe
John 'Mac' McWilliams ... art department (uncredited)
Audrey Stanzler ... set dresser (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Karen Baker Landers ... assistant sound editor (as Karen Baker)
Bob Beher ... assistant sound editor
Steve Birkett ... boom operator
Vic Carpenter ... sound mixer: Europe
Joaquin Elizalde ... foley editor
Devon Heffley Curry ... adr editor (as Devon Heffley-Curry)
Wayne Heitman ... re-recording mixer
David L. Horton Jr. ... foley editor (as David Horton Jr.)
Matthew Iadarola ... re-recording mixer
Jerry Jacobson ... sound effects editor
Mark 'Frito' Long ... sound recordist
Carl Mahakian ... sound effects editor
Jack Schrader ... adr editor
Chester Slomka ... dialogue editor (as Chet Slomka)
William L. Stevenson ... supervising sound editor (as William Stevenson)
Herbert Swann ... boom operator: Europe
Hal Whitby ... sound mixer
Bill Wylie ... dialogue editor

Special Effects by

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Bob McCarthy ... special effects
Kevin McCarthy ... special effects
Sandra McCarthy ... special effects

Stunts

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Kenny Bates ... stunts (as Ken Bates)
Brian Davis ... stunts
Richard L. Duran ... stunts (as Richard Duran)
Donna Evans ... stunts
Jimmy Jue ... stunts
Maria R. Kelly ... stunts
Bill Madden ... stunts (as William Madden)
Matt McColm ... stunts
Wayne McGee ... stunts
Perry Nichols ... stunts
Victor Paul ... stunt coordinator
Philip Romano ... stunts (as Phil Romano)
George Marshall Ruge ... stunts
Angelo Ragusa ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Olgun Arun ... second assistant camera: Europe
Eric Bernard ... still photographer: Europe
Todd Dos Reis ... second assistant camera (as Todd Anthony Dos Reis)
Domizio Ercolani ... gaffer: Europe
Michael Gfelner ... first assistant camera
Walter Ghirotti ... head grip: Europe
Erik Heinila ... still photographer (as Eric Heinila)
Shane D. Kelly ... gaffer
Dan Rottman ... best boy grip (as Dano Rottman)
Danny L. Swanson ... generator operator
Jesse Tango ... best boy electrician (as Jess Tango)
Antonio Tonti ... first assistant camera: Europe
Luciano Tonti ... camera operator: Europe
Phillip Tuck ... key grip (as Phillip 'Fryer' Tuck)
Domizio Ercolani ... head electrician (uncredited)
Valery Metodiev ... electrician (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Linda Brukman ... casting assistant (as Linda Bruckman)
Mickie McGowan ... voice casting
Sevtap Seydik ... casting assistant: Europe
Donald Paul Pemrick ... additional casting (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Stefani Adams ... wardrobe assistant: Europe
Maria Camassa ... wardrobe assistant: Europe
Barbara Gordon ... wardrobe assistant
Ayse Gungor ... wardrobe assistant: Europe
Shelly Jazner ... wardrobe supervisor
Julia Schklair ... wardrobe assistant

Location Management

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Zafer Dogan ... location manager: Europe
Elvan Kenter ... location assistant: Europe
Ned R. Shapiro ... location manager (as Ned Shapiro)
Bonnie Sills ... location assistant

Music Department

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Laura Perlman ... music editor: Music Design Group

Transportation Department

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Huseyin Akman ... transportation captain: Europe
Fulton 'Greg' Gilson ... transportation captain (as Greg Gilson)
Wayne Nelson ... transportation coordinator

Other crew

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Patricia J. Amaral ... first assistant production accountant (as Patti Amaral)
Aylin Ayar ... production assistant: Europe
Rebecca Boss ... production coordinator
Joseph N. Buggan ... craft service
Paul Buscemi ... production assistant
Deborah A. Cornett ... second assistant production accountant (as Deborah Anderson)
Robert Dennis ... production assistant
Luigi Ferrara ... legal advisor: Europe
Jean-Marie Gindraux ... assistant to producer: Europe
Jim T. Graham ... production assistant
Jack W. Haddox ... production accountant (as Jack Haddox)
Philippe Hauri ... assistant to producer
Régine Helde ... assistant to producer (as Regine Held)
Stacy Hope Herman ... production assistant (as Stacy Herman)
Michael Huens ... production assistant
Patricia Jordan ... script supervisor (as Patricia A. Jordan)
Andrew Loo ... production assistant
Phil Luttrell ... production assistant
Deborah Martone ... production secretary
Michelle Michael ... first aid
Nathalie Pichler ... assistant to producer: Europe
Daniel Rann ... choreographer
Kaan Yuceil ... technical advisor

Thanks

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Frans J. Afman ... the producer expresses his gratitude to: Credit Lyonnais Bank Nederland, Entertainment Business Division (as Mr. Frans J. Afman)
Sabahattin Turkoglu ... the producer expresses his gratitude to (as Mr. Sabahattin Turkoglu - Director of the Topkapi Palace Museum)

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Plot Summary

At the dawn of the 19th century, a young French woman is kidnapped and forced into a sultan's harem in Turkey. Fiercely independent, she resists, but must make choices in order to survive. She begins to influence the sultan toward more fair manners of solving his conflicts, but finds herself at odds with another of his wives, who wants her son Mustafa to become the new sultan. As the years pass, she must deal with the new sultan's advances while protecting her adopted son Mahmud, and helping the Sultanate against the Russians who have modern weapons. Written by Ed Sutton

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Taglines He stole her innocence. She stole his heart....and his empire. See more »
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Also Known As
  • La nuit du sérail (France)
  • Любимката (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
  • Die Favoritin (West Germany)
  • Gözde (Turkey, Turkish title)
  • A kedvenc (Hungary)
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  • 104 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Aimée du Buc de Rivéry was born 4th December 1768 the daughter of wealthy French plantation owners in Pointe Royale, south-west of Robert on the Caribbean island of Martinique. After being sent to a convent school in France, she was returning home in July or August 1788 when the ship she was on vanished at sea. It is thought that the ship was attacked and taken by Barbary pirates. It has been suggested that she was enslaved and eventually sent to Constantinople as a gift to the Ottoman Sultan by the Bey of Algiers. See more »
Quotes Tulip: It's not right! You belong to Abdul Hamid, until you die you belong to him.
Aimée Dubucq de Rivéry: I don't belong to anyone.
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