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Yvonne De Carlo also played the character of "Schaharazade" in the 1947 Universal film entitled Song of Scheherazade (see ... More Less

Yvonne De Carlo also played the character of "Schaharazade" in the 1947 Universal film entitled Song of Scheherazade (see below.) More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Box Office
12 Aug 1950.
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Daily Variety
4 Aug 50
p. 3.
Film Daily
8 Aug 50
p. 12.
Hollywood Reporter
21 Mar 50
p. 2.
Hollywood Reporter
23 Mar 50
p. 8.
Hollywood Reporter
24 Mar 50
p. 15.
Hollywood Reporter
28 Apr 50
p. 15.
Hollywood Reporter
5 May 50
p. 6.
Hollywood Reporter
4 Aug 50
p. 3.
Motion Picture Herald Product Digest
12 Aug 50
p. 434.
New York Times
26 Aug 50
p. 9.
Variety
9 Aug 50
p. 8.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
PRODUCER
WRITERS
Suggested by a story by
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PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTORS
FILM EDITORS
Film ed
SET DECORATORS
Set dec
COSTUMES
MUSIC
DANCE
MAKEUP
Hairstylist
Hairstylist
Makeup
Makeup
PRODUCTION MISC
Tech adv
Grip
Scr supv
Prod mgr
COLOR PERSONNEL
Technicolor col consultant
DETAILS
Release Date:
8 August 1950
Production Date:
23 March--4 May 1950
Copyright Claimant:
Universal Pictures Co., inc.
Copyright Date:
11 August 1950
Copyright Number:
LP267
Physical Properties:
Sound
Western Electric Recording
Color
Technicolor
Duration(in mins):
77-78
Length(in feet):
6,663 , 6,970
Country:
United States
PCA No:
14595
SYNOPSIS

In central Persia, 2,000 years ago, Omar, The Desert Hawk, fights against Prince Murad, a harsh tyrant. Meanwhile, Princess Shaharazade, the daughter of the Caliph of Baghdad, journeys to marry Murad. Determined to prevent Murad from forming an alliance with the powerful Caliph, Omar dresses in Murad's family garments and together with his men, including Sinbad and Aladdin, arrives at Shaharazade's camp. While Sinbad and Aladdin cheat the guards of money, the handsome Omar convinces Shaharazade to wed him immediately. The next morning, Shaharazade awakens to find Omar gone, her guards drugged and her dowry stolen. When the real Murad arrives, Omar's ruse is revealed. Furious, Shaharazade orders Murad to capture Omar and bring her his head. Murad, however, has his own plans for Shaharazade. He visits Kibar, the lord of the assassins, and commissions him to kill the princess and blame her death on The Desert Hawk. Kibar then orders his men to pretend to kill Shaharazade and instead bring her to him. The assassins, dressed like Omar and his men, attack Shaharazade's camp. She changes clothes with her handmaiden, Yasmin, hoping to evade Omar, but the assassins carry off all the women. When Murad learns of Kibar's betrayal, he sends for the Caliph. Meanwhile, Kibar, who believes that Yasmin is the princess, sends Shaharazade and Maznah, her second handmaiden, to the slave market, where Omar, who is really a blacksmith, is asked to make their chains. Kibar learns of the trick Shaharazade played on him and sends Yasmin to join her in the slave market. In disguise, Omar bids for Shaharazade and her handmaidens. Temporarily, Omar, ... +


In central Persia, 2,000 years ago, Omar, The Desert Hawk, fights against Prince Murad, a harsh tyrant. Meanwhile, Princess Shaharazade, the daughter of the Caliph of Baghdad, journeys to marry Murad. Determined to prevent Murad from forming an alliance with the powerful Caliph, Omar dresses in Murad's family garments and together with his men, including Sinbad and Aladdin, arrives at Shaharazade's camp. While Sinbad and Aladdin cheat the guards of money, the handsome Omar convinces Shaharazade to wed him immediately. The next morning, Shaharazade awakens to find Omar gone, her guards drugged and her dowry stolen. When the real Murad arrives, Omar's ruse is revealed. Furious, Shaharazade orders Murad to capture Omar and bring her his head. Murad, however, has his own plans for Shaharazade. He visits Kibar, the lord of the assassins, and commissions him to kill the princess and blame her death on The Desert Hawk. Kibar then orders his men to pretend to kill Shaharazade and instead bring her to him. The assassins, dressed like Omar and his men, attack Shaharazade's camp. She changes clothes with her handmaiden, Yasmin, hoping to evade Omar, but the assassins carry off all the women. When Murad learns of Kibar's betrayal, he sends for the Caliph. Meanwhile, Kibar, who believes that Yasmin is the princess, sends Shaharazade and Maznah, her second handmaiden, to the slave market, where Omar, who is really a blacksmith, is asked to make their chains. Kibar learns of the trick Shaharazade played on him and sends Yasmin to join her in the slave market. In disguise, Omar bids for Shaharazade and her handmaidens. Temporarily, Omar, his men and the women evade Murad and Kibar, but later, Kibar's men capture the women and Sinbad. Murad then meets the Caliph and together they ride to Kibar's palace, where the women are imprisoned. Omar and Aladdin sneak into Kibar's palace, drug the guards and release the women. When Murad and the Caliph arrive, Murad kills Kibar. After Shaharazade tells her father about Murad's plan to kill her, Omar kills Murad in a swordfight, but instead of rewarding Omar, Shaharazade asks her father to arrest him. Later, Shaharazade, who really loves Omar, tells him he will take Murad's place as Prince of Teheran, and she will take her place as his wife. +

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