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Flame of Araby Details

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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. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Maureen O'Hara
as Tanya
Jeff Chandler
as Tamerlane
Maxwell Reed
as Medina
Susan Cabot
as Clio
Lon Chaney, Jr.
as Borka
Buddy Baer
as Hakim
Richard Egan
as Capt. Fezil
Royal Dano
as Basra
Dewey Martin
as Yak
Neville Brand
as Kral
Henry Brandon
as Mallik
Tony Barr
as Malat
Judith Braun
as Calu
Virginia Brissac
as Alhena
Barry Brooks
as Guard
Leon Charles
as Huntsman
Richard Hale
as King Chandra
Chuck Hamilton
as Ayub
William Tannen
as Captain of Guards
Chuck Hamilton
as Ayub
Richard Hale
as King Chandra
Judith Braun
as Calu
Barry Brooks
as Guard
Virginia Brissac
as Alhena
Tony Barr
as Malat
Leon Charles
as Huntsman

Crew

Charles Lamont
Director
Russell Metty
Cinematographer
Joseph E. Gershenson
Musical Direction/Supervision
Ted Kent
Editor
Bernard Herzbrun
Art Director
Hilyard M. Brown
Art Director
Ross Hunter
Associate Producer
Oliver Emert
Set Designer
Richard DeWeese
Sound/Sound Designer
Bud Westmore
Makeup
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