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Arabian Nights

  • Fantasy
  • Drama
  • 1942
  • John Rawlins
  • 86 mins
  • PG

Summary

Fantasy adventure starring Jon Hall, Sabu and Maria Montez. The rightful heir to the Caliph sets out to recover his throne. Accompanying him on his adventures are his trusted slave and the once-heroic figures of Aladdin and Sinbad.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

This piece of Hollywood exotica, made to cash in on the success of The Thief of Bagdad, stars Jon Hall as the Caliph, Sabu as his best buddy and Maria Montez as his suitor. The actors have their tongues firmly in their cheeks and the whole show is on the brink of send-up, which is exactly where it should be. Producer Walter Wanger was one of Tinseltown's more enterprising independents, though he was later brought to his knees by the crippling costs of Cleopatra.

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Credits

Cast

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Haroun al RaschidJon Hall
Ali Ben AliSabu
SherazadMaria Montez
KamarLeif Erickson
SinbadShemp Howard
ValdaWilliam "Wee Willie" Davis
AladdinJohn Qualen
CaptainTurhan Bey
CorporalRichard Lane
AhmadBilly Gilbert
HakimThomas Gomez

Crew

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DirectorJohn Rawlins

Details

Theatrical distributor
General Film Dist Ltd
Languages
English
Available on
DVD
Formats
Colour
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