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Flame of Araby (1951)

Flame of Araby (1951)

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The aggressively Irish Maureen O'Hara and the staunchly American Jeff Chandler are cast as Arabian Nights types in Flame of Araby. Chandler plays Tamerlaine, a Bedouin chief who is engaged in a hunt for a legendary black stallion. Also coveting the prize steed is Tunisian princess Tanya (O'Hara), who wants to capture the horse to race in competition against her hated brothers Borka (Lon Chaney) and Hakim (Buddy Baer). After reels and reels of deadly rivalry, Tamerlaine decides to join forces with Tanya to trap the stallion--and in the process, the two fall in love. Listed as associate producer of Flame of Araby is Ross Hunter, whose later cinematic efforts would eschew desert-sands escapism in favor of lush soap operas and frothy sex comedies.

Cast

Jeff Chandler
as Tamerlane
Maureen O'Hara
as Princess Tanya
Maxwell Reed
as Prince Medina
Richard Egan
as Capt. Fezil
Tony Barr
as Malat
Richard Hale
as King Chandra
William Tannen
as Captain of Guards
André Charlot
as Physician
Joseph Kamaryt
as Physician
Lillian Ten Eyck
as Elaine's Mother
Leon Charles
as Huntsman
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