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The Magic Carpet (1951)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Fantasy | 10 March 1952 (Sweden)
Abdullah (John Agar)has reached manhood as the son of a physician without knowing he is the true Caliph of Islam. Stirred by the conditions in his country, he infiltrates the palace and ... See full summary »

Director:

Lew Landers

Writer:

David Mathews (original screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Lucille Ball ... Princess Narah
John Agar ... Abdullah al Husan / Dr. Ramoth / The Scarlet Falcon
Patricia Medina ... Lida
George Tobias ... Razi
Raymond Burr ... Boreg
Gregory Gaye ... Caliph Ali
Rick Vallin ... Abdul
Jo Gilbert Jo Gilbert ... Maras
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gary Klein Gary Klein ... Baby (as Gary Katzman)
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Storyline

Abdullah (John Agar)has reached manhood as the son of a physician without knowing he is the true Caliph of Islam. Stirred by the conditions in his country, he infiltrates the palace and plans a rebellion. Princess Narah (Lucille Ball), sister of the fake ruler, is attracted to him until she learns he plans a revolt of the people. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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A World of Wonders! A Land of Love!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 March 1952 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Der rote Falke von Bagdad See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Supercinecolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Lucille Ball had often complained to Columbia Pictures head Harry Cohn about the quality of the pictures she had been doing while under contract to the studio. At the time this picture was made, Ball was only obligated to Columbia for one more film, and Cohn had producer Sam Katzman, who turned out most of Columbia's low-budget "B" pictures, concoct this cheap Arabian Nights fantasy as a punishment to Ball for her constantly challenging him to give her better roles. See more »

Quotes

Lida: How long I've waited for this.
Abdullah al Husan: It's not easy to embrace a tigress.
Lida: From now on, you see a lamb.
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Connections

Featured in The Lady with the Torch (1999) See more »

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it's not that bad
12 January 2007 | by blakdukeSee all my reviews

I totally disagree with some previous comments. It seems as though everyone wants message films, or biting dialog for a picture to be great. Whatever happened to films being made strictly for entertainment sake. If you are looking for academy award performances forget it, but for a rainy afternoon and you just want some simple escapism then this is just the thing. The interesting thing about the whole movie was how Lucille Ball foiled all of the bigwigs who tried to put the screws to her by offering her this movie to fulfill her contract obligation. they all thought she would turn them down but she fooled them and accepted and as soon as the film wrapped she was gone.


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