Flame Of Araby (1951)

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  • FLAME OF ARABY


    DIRECTED BY CHARLES LAMONT
    PRODUCED BY LEONARD GOLDSTEIN/ ROSS HUNTER
    UNIVERSAL INTERNATIONAL PICTURES



    Information from IMDb


    Plot Summary
    In a mythical, medieval North Africa (looking a lot like California)
    a Bedouin chief named Tamerlane is seeking to capture the magnificent wild stallion Shazada
    when he meets tomboyish Princess Tanya of Tunis.
    When the two meet again in Tunis, Tamerlane has run afoul
    of the barbaric Corsair Lords, one of whom Tanya's wicked cousin is forcing her to marry.
    To avoid this dire fate, Tanya must arrange for a "dark horse" to win the forthcoming great
    race...which means a battle of wits between Tanya and Tamerlane,
    taking romantic overtones.
    Written by Rod Crawford



    Full Cast
    Maureen O'Hara .... Princess Tanya
    Jeff Chandler .... Tamerlane
    Maxwell Reed .... Prince Medina
    Lon Chaney Jr. .... Borka Barbarossa (as Lon Chaney)
    Buddy Baer .... Hakim Barbarossa
    Richard Egan .... Captain Fezil
    Dewey Martin .... Yak
    Royal Dano .... Basra
    Susan Cabot .... Clio
    Judith Braun .... Calu
    Henry Brandon .... Malik
    rest of cast listed alphabetically:
    Neville Brand .... Kral
    Richard Hale .... King Chandra
    Tony Barr .... Malat (uncredited)
    Frederic Berest .... Ibid (uncredited)
    Virginia Brissac .... Alhena (uncredited)
    Barry Brooks .... Guard (uncredited)
    Leon Charles .... Huntsman (uncredited)
    André Charlot .... Court Physician (uncredited)
    Dorothy Ford .... Naja (uncredited)
    Cindy Garner .... Elaine (uncredited)
    Chuck Hamilton .... Ayub (uncredited)
    Joe Kamaryt .... Court Physician (uncredited)
    Noreen Michaels .... Zara (uncredited)
    William Tannen .... Captain of Guards (uncredited)
    Lillian Ten Eyck .... Elaine's Mother (uncredited)


    Writing Credits
    Gerald Drayson Adams


    Produced
    Leonard Goldstein .... producer
    Ross Hunter .... associate producer


    Original Music
    Milton Rosen (uncredited)
    Hans J. Salter (uncredited)
    Frank Skinner (uncredited)


    Non-Original Music
    Edward Ward (stock music) (uncredited)


    Cinematography
    Russell Metty


    Filming Locations
    Alabama Hills, Lone Pine, California, USA
    Bronson Canyon, Griffith Park - 4730 Crystal Springs Drive, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Vasquez Rocks Natural Area Park - 10700 W. Escondido Canyon Rd., Agua Dulce, California, USA

    Best Wishes
    Keith
    London- England

    Edited 5 times, last by ethanedwards ().

  • Flame of Araby (a.k.a. Flame of the Desert) is a 1951 American Technicolor adventure film
    directed by Charles Lamont starring Jeff Chandler and Maureen O'Hara.


    British film star Maxwell Reed made his American film debut in the picture.


    Locations were shot at three famous film locations:
    Vasquez Rocks, Bronson Canyon, and the Alabama Hills in Lone Pine, California.



    Another film were Maureen has the starring role,
    once again paired with Jeff Chandler.
    Maureen, is mis-cast in this one,
    and so is Jeff Chandler, whose political views,
    were totally opposite, to the part, he was playing.
    Coupled with the fact, California doesn't quite look like Tunisia,
    and how many red-heads, come from that desert region, anyway??
    the whole thing is nonsense!!
    Look out for some Duke, friends
    Lon Chaney Jr., Henry Brandon , Neville Brand
    and Dorothy Ford ....



    User Review


    Jeff Chandler wins the Maureen O'Hara handicap,
    Author: bkoganbing

    Best Wishes
    Keith
    London- England

    Edited 4 times, last by ethanedwards ().

  • :wink_smile:

    Maureen had to shoot this film not much interesting for her because she wanted to keep his energy for the next film, "The Quiet Man" ...

    a short video

    Good reading!

    Unconditional's Maureen O'Hara !
    French-English translation: poor !!!
    :blush:

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