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Arabian Knight, An (ITV 1960, Orson Welles, Carl Bernard)



Big budget extravaganza made to mark the opening of Associated Rediffusion’s Wembley Studio this was a tale from the thousand and one nights.

production details
Carl Bernard as Wazir Al-Fazal
Orson Welles as Storyteller
Alan Wheatley as Jafar, The Grand Wazir
Sydney Tafler as Samit
Stanley Holloway as Ibrahim
Alan Edwards as Hamid
Frank Sieman as Steward
Martin Benson as Wazir Al-Muin
Vic Wise as Slave dealer
Henry Kendall as Mohammed
Carl Conway as Suieman
Joseph O’Connor as Caliph Haroun-Al-Raschid
Susan Stranks as Anis
Robert Loggia as Nura
Avice Landon as Sabiya
Peter Baldwin as Hassam
John Slavid as Said

Story research: Vyvienne Moynihan
Choreography: Philippe Perrottet
Music: Muir Matheson
Lyrics: Jimmy Kennedy
Producer: John McMillan
Director: Mark Lawton

UK / ITV Network-Associated-Rediffusion / 1×80 minutes / Thursday 9 June 1960 at 8.00pm