Harum Scarum [Remastered] [DVD] [1965]

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Overview

Special Features

  • Elvis Presley trailer gallery

Synopsis

Harum Scarum
Elvis Presley plays singer/actor Johnny Tyronne in this formulated quickie directed by Gene Nelson. While on a promotional tour of Pakistan, Johnny is drugged, kidnapped, and whisked away to a mythical Middle East country. Jay Novello plays the scheming Zacha who vows (for a price) to help Johnny in a world that is 2,000 years behind the times and sealed off from the outside world. With the help of Baba (Billy Barty), they hope to get Johnny back to the comforts of the modern world. Elvis shows off some neat karate moves, but he looks bored and resigned to the fact no one in Hollywood (or Colonel Tom Parker) will give him a serious screen role. Filmed on sets that were originally used for Kismet (1944) and Cecile B. DeMille's silent classic The Ten Commandments. As for the songs, only Mirage and Hey Little Girl are memorable. The generous Presley, perhaps feeling nostalgic, donated $50,000 to the motion picture relief fund after completing the film. On hand at the celebrity press conference were such luminaries as Frank Sinatra, Bud Abbott, and silent-screen veteran Chester Conklin. ~ Dan Pavlides, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Elvis Presley
    Elvis Presley - Johnny Tyronne
  • Mary Ann Mobley
    Mary Ann Mobley - Princess Shalimar
  • Fran Jeffries
    Fran Jeffries - Aishah
  • Michael Ansara
    Michael Ansara - Prince Dragna
  • Jay Novello
    Jay Novello - Zacha
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