Harem Girl

Overview

Joan Davis' cinematic swan song was the slapstick farce Harem Girl. Davis plays Susie Perkins, the secretary-travelling companion of Arabian Nights princess Shareen Peggie Castle. Evil sheik Jamal Donald Randolph hopes to murder Shareem and claim her oil-rich country, but Susie does her best to foil this scheme. The plot requires Susie to pose as a jeweled and veiled harem dancer, leading to a series of athletic comedy routines, most of them better suited to a 2-reel comedy than a 7-reel feature. Director Edward ...
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Overview

Joan Davis' cinematic swan song was the slapstick farce Harem Girl. Davis plays Susie Perkins, the secretary-travelling companion of Arabian Nights princess Shareen Peggie Castle. Evil sheik Jamal Donald Randolph hopes to murder Shareem and claim her oil-rich country, but Susie does her best to foil this scheme. The plot requires Susie to pose as a jeweled and veiled harem dancer, leading to a series of athletic comedy routines, most of them better suited to a 2-reel comedy than a 7-reel feature. Director Edward Bernds, a recent graduate of Columbia's Three Stooges shorts, co-scripted Harem Girl with another Stooge veteran, Ellwood Ullman.
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Hans J. Wollstein
From the folks that brought the world the Bowery Boys comes this noisy Thousand and One Nights farce starring the irrepressible Joan Davis who, as usual, threatens to knock herself out in order to get a laugh. The whole malaise reads like a Bob Hope reject but Davis' flair for physical comedy almost saves the day. The comedy's only truly inventive bit has Joan forming a labor union for Harem girls complete with two weeks paid vacation and a pension plan.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/2/2013
  • UPC: 043396424609
  • Original Release: 1952
  • Rating:

  • Source: Sony Pictures Home
  • Presentation: B&W
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 70,759

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Joan Davis Susie Perkins
Peggie Castle Princess Shareen
Arthur Blake Abdul Nassib
Paul Marion Majeed
Don Randolph Jamal
Henry Brandon Hassan
Minerva Urecal Aniseh
Peter Mamakos Sarab
John Dehner Khalil
Peter Brocco Ameen
Russ Conklin Sami
Ric Roman Hamad
Nick Thompson Ben Ahmed
Alan Foster Suleman
Robert Tafur Capt. LeBlanc
Shepard Menken Maj. Blanchard
Guy Teague Messenger
Peter Virgo Maleen
George Khoury Ben Gali
Wilson Miller Habib
Vivian Mason
Technical Credits
Edward Bernds Director, Original Story, Screenwriter
Mischa Bakaleinikoff Musical Direction/Supervision
Richard Fantl Editor
Wallace MacDonald Producer
Paul Palmentola Art Director
Elwood Ullman Original Story, Screenwriter
Lester White Cinematographer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Harem Girl
1. Chapter 1 [8:58]
2. Chapter 2 [11:53]
3. Chapter 3 [9:14]
4. Chapter 4 [9:57]
5. Chapter 5 [9:50]
6. Chapter 6 [10:48]
7. Chapter 7 [9:56]
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Disc #1 -- Harem Girl
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