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Reviews & Opinion Polls for
Movies with Middle Eastern Themes
or Belly Dance Scenes


These are arranged alphabetically by movie title.


Poll Only? Mini Review?
Full Review?
Title Comments
Abbott & Costello In the Foreign Legion Stars Abbott & Costello.
Abbott & Costello Lost in a Harem Stars Abbott & Costello.
X     Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves The version that stars Samia Gamal and Fernandel. Several excellent dance scenes.
  X   Bagdad Stars Maureen O'Hara.
X     Beau Hunks

Stars Laurel & Hardy. No dance scenes.

  X   Brass Bottle, The Dance scene by Lulu Porter.
  X   Carry On Follow That Camel Dance scene by Anita Harris.
X     Casbah Stars Yvonne DeCarlo.
  X   Flame of Araby Stars Maureen O'Hara.
X     Golden Voyage of Sinbad By Ray Harryhausen.
X     Harem SuarĂ© Stars Marie Gillain.
  X   Harum Scarum Stars Elvis Presley. Belly dancing by Vicki Malkin.
X     Kismet (1944 version), sometimes called Oriental Dream Stars Marlene Dietrich.
X     Kismet (1955 version, the one based on the Broadway musical) Stars Howard Keel.
Stars Joan Collins and Jack Hawkins.
X     Princess of the Nile Stars Debra Paget.
  X   Roustabout Stars Elvis Presley. Dance scene by Wilda Taylor.
X     Salomé Stars Rita Hayworth.
  X   Salomé, Where She Danced Stars Yvonne DeCarlo.
  X   Samson & Delilah Stars Hedy Lamarr & Victor Mature.
X     Seventh Voyage of Sinbad By Ray Harryhausen.
X     Sheherazade (Les 1001 Nuits) Catherine Zeta-Jones' first film role.
X     Sheik, The Stars Rudolph Valentino.
X     Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger By Ray Harryhausen.
Sinbad the Sailor Stars Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. & Maureen O'Hara.
  X   Solomon & Sheba Stars Gina Lollabrigida & Yul Brynner (with hair!).
  X   Son of Sinbad Includes dance scene by Nejla Ates.
X     Son of the Sheik, The Stars Rudolph Valentino.
X     Thief of Bagdad, The (1924 version) Stars Douglas Fairbanks, Sr.
Thief of Bagdad, The (1940 version) Stars Sabu, Conrad Veidt, Rex Harrison
Valley of the Kings Stars Eleanor Parker and Robert Taylor. Includes a dance scene by Samia Gamal.
Wee Wee Monsieur Dance scene featuring the Three Stooges dressed as harem women.




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