Harum Scarum (1965)





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Elvis Presley stars as a movie star who is coerced into taking part in a plot to assassinate an Arab king; he subsequently falls in love with the monarch's daughter (Mary Ann Mobley).
Classics , Comedy , Drama , Musical & Performing Arts
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MGM Home Entertainment

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Elvis Presley
as Johnny Tyronne
Mary Ann Mobley
as Princess Shalimar
Fran Jeffries
as Aishah
Jay Novello
as Zacha
Michael Ansara
as Prince Dragna
Philip Reed
as King Toranshah
Dirk Harvey
as Mokar
Larry Chance
as Capt. Herat
Barbara Werle
as Leilah
Brenda Benet
as Emerald
Gail Gilmore
as Sapphire
Wilda Taylor
as Amethyst
Ryck Rydon
as Mustapha
Joey Russo
as Yussef
Richard Reeves
as Scarred Bedouin
Carolyn Carter
as Heroine of Film
Robert Larmont
as President
Ralph Lee
as Noble
Phillip Reed
as King Toranshah
Maja Stewart
as Princess
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Critic Reviews for Harum Scarum

All Critics (1)

MGM provides lush sets, bosomy gals, colorful costumes, and Elvis, which is probably all it needs to get the throng of Elvis fans into the theaters.

Full Review… | July 23, 2011
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Audience Reviews for Harum Scarum

Honestly not as bad as people say, no worse than the last couple Elvis films. Really on par with a bad episode of Star Trek, Buncha white people with afghan hounds and belly dresses... this movie should just take place in an alternate Middle Eastern/Moroccan inspired planet because there's nothing remotely arabic about it otherwise and that would make more sense.

Jenna Ipcar
Jenna Ipcar

Pretty lame! I know it was supposed to be a spoof, but it honestly wasn't very funny. The soundtrack is sort of... well, lame. I liked So Close Yet So Far, however. The movie was hilariously racist. Slave girls? LOL. It really just went on for too, too long. 30 minutes would be okay, but 88 minutes...?

Diana Dot
Diana Dot

Dumb junk is a perfect illustration of why Elvis' movie career ended up being a joke. While any movie with him singing has some value and Mary Ann Mobley was an incredibly beautiful woman the songs in this are inane, the direction lackluster and most if not all the acting amateurish. Elvis' charm is in full view but even it can not save a turkey like this.

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