A sumptuous fantasy adventure film, Arabian Adventure keeps its tongue firmly in its cheek as it uses tremendous special effects to tell a tale of magic and dangerous endeavour in the Middle East.
Christopher Lee is a villainous ruler with sorcerous powers who is determined to win the hand of Princess Emma Samms.
Standing against him is macho prince Oliver Tobias, who sets out to find the magical Rose of Elil. This is the only thing that can defeat Lee and in the quest for the arcane artefact, Tobias encounters help and hindrance from Mickey Rooney, Milo O’Shea and Peter Cushing before calling up a veritable sky darkening squadron of flying carpets.
UK | 98 minutes | 1979
Director: Kevin Connor
Writer: Brian Hayles
Emma Samms as Princess Zuleira
Christopher Lee as Caliph Alquazar
Peter Cushing as Wazir Al Wuzara
Milo O’Shea as Khasim
Mickey Rooney as Daad El Shur
Oliver Tobias as Prince Hasan
John Ratzenberger as Achmed
Puneet Sira as Majeed
Capucine as Vahishta
John Wyman as Bahloul
Roy Stewart as Nubian
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