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  • Actors: Maureen O'Hara, Jeff Chandler, Maxwell Reed, Lon Chaney Jr., Buddy Baer
  • Directors: Charles Lamont
  • Writers: Gerald Drayson Adams
  • Producers: Leonard Goldstein, Ross Hunter
  • Format: NTSC
  • Number of tapes: 1
  • Studio: Mca (Universal)
  • VHS Release Date: March 11 1997
  • Run Time: 77 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: 6304342098
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #6,364 in Video (See Top 100 in Video)

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This is an early '50s version of the kind of "exotic" undemanding juvenile adventures that Universal had made during the war years with Maria Montez. Like those films, Flame of Araby benefits by stunning Technicolor photography, providing the film with a visual pleasure to compensate for its less than inspiration screenplay. No one ever looked better in colour than Maureen O'Hara, who is particularly ravishing in this film as an "Arabian" princess. To her credit, silly as this film is with stilted bits of dialogue like "You Bedouin dog," "By the beard of the Prophet" and "Silence you laughing hyenas," O'Hara really throws herself into her role and never looks down on the material. That's pretty well true of the rest of the cast, as well, including Jeff Chandler as a Bedouin in pursuit of a wild black stallion. The Universal Vault DVD has a wonderful looking print, by the way. For those who like their adventure undiluted with subtlety, Flame of Araby is a fun ride that is all over in a brisk 77 minutes, not over staying its welcome.
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Pretty mediocre stuff here. The best asset of this movie is the presence of Jeff Chandler. Chandler gets my vote any day, but not this film. If you like costumes deserts and horses you might otherwise enjoy this film. Gossamer filming at its best. Jeff Chandler was an American icon. Jeff Chandler was a rugged, virile leading man characterized by his steel gray wavy hair, high cheekbones and a muscular physique. He starred in action films from the late 1940s into the early 60s, often as American Indians, hoodlums and cavalrymen. Not an obliging star, Chandler often rebelled against Universal's mediocre action projects he was often relegated to and was suspended on several occasions. Chandler deserved better roles than he was given in the likes of "SIGN OF THE PAGAN" and "YANKEE PASHA." In his best roles Chandler was the introverted enigmatic and stoic leading man of high uncompromising character. This can be seen in his performances in "AWAY ALL BOATS," "FOXFIRE," "RAW WIND IN EDEN," "THE JAYHAWKERS," "RETURN TO PEYTON PLACE" and "MERRILL'S MARAUDERS." He left us much too early at age 42.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
Fiery 50s Fantasy Dec 28 2004
By Staci L. Wilson - Published on Amazon.com
Format: VHS Tape
A suave and oh-so-manly Bedouin chief named Tamerlane (Jeff Chandler) in on the hunt for a magnificent wild black stallion, Shazada (played by Diamond), who's rumored to be the fastest in the Tunisian desert. A fiery, tomboyish redhead, Princess Tanya of Tunis (Maureen O'Hara) is also after Shazada - she wants the horse so she can outrun two brutal brothers (Lon Chaney Jr. and Buddy Baer), one of which she is being forced to marry. No one in the cast is an Arab - not even the horse - but Flame of Araby is fun 50s fantasy.

Staci Layne Wilson
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Tamerlane & Princess Tanya Feb. 11 2007
By Sandra J Smith - Published on Amazon.com
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While I would not call this movie excellent, or even great, it's really pretty good. I have to admire that they really didn't use a set, it was mostly shot outdoors. Yes, California had to substitute for Arabia, but oh well. I'm not a horse lover, but the horses were beautiful. The only thing I can say I didn't care for was the hero, Tamerlane, for much of the movie, appeared to be much more interested in acquiring & taming the black stallion, rather than acquiring & taming the heroine, Princess Tanya. She seemed to be the instigator of their relationship, poking & prodding him along the way. Funny thing, Arab princesses aren't typically flame haired, so I was surprised they didn't issue her a dark wig, since I don't think she's ever colored her hair a different color for a movie.

All in all, on the 1-10 scale, I'd put this movie at about an 8.5-9.0. Maureen's costumes were gorgeous (her costumes always were), the acting is adequate considering this movie had pretty basic plot, the horses looked amazing, and Jeff Chandler's build was stunning. Would like to have seen some swordfighting, some swashbuckling would have been in order. Thus the 4 star rating. See my review of 'Bagdad', the 'companion' movie to 'Flame'.
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CHANDLER gets my VOTE any day Oct. 12 2000
By gobirds2 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: VHS Tape
Pretty mediocre stuff here. The best asset of this movie is the presence of Jeff Chandler. Chandler gets my vote any day, but not this film. If you like costumes deserts and horses you might otherwise enjoy this film. Gossamer filming at its best. Jeff Chandler was an American icon. Jeff Chandler was a rugged, virile leading man characterized by his steel gray wavy hair, high cheekbones and a muscular physique. He starred in action films from the late 1940s into the early 60s, often as American Indians, hoodlums and cavalrymen. Not an obliging star, Chandler often rebelled against Universal's mediocre action projects he was often relegated to and was suspended on several occasions. Chandler deserved better roles than he was given in the likes of "SIGN OF THE PAGAN" and "YANKEE PASHA." In his best roles Chandler was the introverted enigmatic and stoic leading man of high uncompromising character. This can be seen in his performances in "AWAY ALL BOATS," "FOXFIRE," "RAW WIND IN EDEN," "THE JAYHAWKERS," "RETURN TO PEYTON PLACE" and "MERRILL'S MARAUDERS." He left us much too early at age 42.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
I found this movie quite funny. Maureen O' Hars delivers her typical fiery acting ... Oct. 22 2014
By H. Day - Published on Amazon.com
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I found this movie quite funny. Maureen O' Hars delivers her typical fiery acting quite well. Jeff Chandler makes a very good Bedouin. Some of the scenes are very picturesque. Lots of laughs from Tamarlane's right hand man. Tanya's (O'Hara) father is poisoned, and her cousin demands that she choose between the two pirate captains for a husband. She abhors them both, as well as her cousin, whom she suspects of murdering her father. She plans to capture the wild black stallion and race him against the two pirate captains. She declares that whoever wins the race shall decide up in whom she bestows heart and hand. Unfortunately, Tamarlane (Chandler) refuses to yield the stallion's capture to Tanya. The two have an argument, and Tanya returns to the palace forlorn and hopeless. The ending is quite good, but I will leave it to your imagination. I would recommend the movie. It is one of the good old movies.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Great movie Dec 2 2012
By kate - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
This movie is a fun adventure with two great stars that played well together, as well as a wonderful supporting cast. Great film.


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