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The Veils of Bagdad (1953)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 7 October 1953 (USA)
The Ottoman leadership entrusts Antar with the task of preventing the Pasha of Bagdad from using local leader Mustapha's united hill tribes against the Ottoman Sultan.

Director:

George Sherman

Writers:

William R. Cox (screenplay), William R. Cox (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Victor Mature ... Antar
Mari Blanchard ... Selima
Virginia Field ... Rosanna
Guy Rolfe ... Kasseim
James Arness ... Targut (as Jim Arness)
Leon Askin ... Pasha Hammam
Gregg Palmer ... Osman (as Palmer Lee)
Nick Cravat ... Ahmed
Ludwig Donath ... Kaffar
Howard Petrie ... Karsh
Charles Arnt ... Zapolya
Jackie Loughery ... Handmaiden
Thomas Browne Henry Thomas Browne Henry ... Mustapha
Sammy Stein ... Abdallah
Robert Blake ... Beggar Boy (as Bobby Blake)
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Storyline

Antar is sent by Suleiman, head of the Ottoman Empire, to Bagdad to prevent Hammam, Pasha of Bagdad, from purchasing the services of local leader Mustapha to unite the hill tribes and overthrow the emperor. The intrigue mounts as Antar falls in love with dancer Selima, who tries to avenge her father's death against Hammam's right-hand man Kasseim, whose wife Rosanna has fallen in love with Antar. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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Exotic adventure...when passions ruled an empire that rocked the world ! See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 October 1953 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Prince of Bagdad See more »

Filming Locations:

Yuma, Arizona, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Referenced in Columbo: Murder, Smoke and Shadows (1989) See more »

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Unexciting costumer enlivened by vivid dance scenes
25 January 2001 | by Sleepy-17See all my reviews

I'm not recommending this movie, it pretty much dies during the endless running around the palace, but I always enjoy the exotic dance scenes in these films, they're so laughable yet stimulating. Mari Blanchard looks great while she's dancing (this being the fifties, it's all in those bare beautiful arms), and then there's the staging, the costumes etc. This one's right up there with Gina in "Solomon and Sheba", Rita in "Fire Down Below", but nowhere near Shirley in "Can-Can".


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