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Universal's newest "heartthrobs" [[Performer~P199612~Tony Curtis~tonycurtis]] and [[Performer~P40813~Piper Laurie~piperlaurie]] were first teamed in this lavish adaptation of [[Performer~P217059~Theodore Dreiser~theodoredreiser]]'s The Prince Who Was a Thief. [[Performer~P199612~Curtis~tonycurtis]] stars as Julna, the rightful heir to a Middle Eastern throne. Kidnapped in infancy, Julna is raised as a thief by the roguish Yussef ([[Performer~P66248~Everett Sloane~everettsloane]]). Eventually, however, Julna's true identity is revealed, prompting him to lead a revolt against the evil, usurping Mustapha ([[Performer~P58748~Donald Randolph~donrandolph]]). [[Performer~P40813~Piper Laurie~piperlaurie]] steals the show as Tina, a carnival contortionist who falls in love with Julna and helps him regain his throne (most of [[Performer~P40813~Laurie~piperlaurie]]'s trickier stunts were performed in long shot by a much heftier double). Fine escapist entertainment, The Prince Who Was a Thief secured major stardom for both its leading players. And no, this is not the film in which [[Performer~P199612~Tony Curtis~tonycurtis]] utters the apocryphal line "Yonduh lies duh castle of my faddah." ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Tony Curtis
as Julna
Piper Laurie
as Tina
Everett Sloane
as Yussef
Jeff Corey
as Mokar
Marvin Miller
as Hakar
Peggie Castle
as Princess Yasmin
Don Randolph
as Mustapha
Hayden Rorke
as Basra
Midge Ware
as Sari
Carol Varga
as Beulah
King Donovan
as Merat
Buddy Roosevelt
as Merchant
Jack Briggs
as Officer
Susan Cabot
as Girl
Frank Lackteen
as Blind Beggar
Nolan Leary
as Dignitary
George Magrill
as Guard
Robert Rockwell
as Bogo
Fred Graham
as Zocco

Crew

Rudolph Maté
Director
Aeneas MacKenzie
Screenwriter
Theodore Dreiser
Book Author
Theodore Dreiser
Screenwriter
Irving Glassberg
Cinematographer
Hans Salter
Composer (Music Score)
Hans Salter
Musical Direction/Supervision
Bernard Herzbrun
Art Director
Otto Siegel
Set Designer
Bud Westmore
Makeup
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