The Golden Blade

The Golden Blade

Director: Nathan Juran Cast: Rock Hudson, Piper Laurie, Gene Evans


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Universal's Technicolor cameras this time tell the story of Harun El Raschid (Rock Hudson), who innocently comes into possession of the magical Sword of Damascus. Sword in hand, our hero gains entrance to the court, tames the haughty, but socially aware, Princess Khairuzan (Piper Laurie) and finds himself in the middle of a palace revolution. The evil Vizier Jafar (George Macready), may be able to trick the Caliph (Edgar Barrier) into letting the princess marry his boorish son Hadi (Gene Evans), but he cannot remove the magic sword from its resting place in the palace wall. Up steps Harun, who performs the task, King Arthur-style, a feat which brings him both the princess and half the Caliphate. The Golden Blade was filmed entirely on the Universal back lot. Watch for future stars Dennis Weaver and Guy Williams among the Baghdad populace.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/28/2014
UPC: 0025192243240
Original Release: 1953
Source: Universal Mod
Time: 1:21:00
Sales rank: 31,708

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Rock Hudson Harun
Piper Laurie Princess Khairuzan
Gene Evans Hadi
Edgar Barrier Caliph
George Macready Jafar
Kathleen Hughes Bakhamra
Alice Kelley Handmaiden
Anita Ekberg Handmaiden
Steven Geray Barcus
Erika Nordin Handmaiden
Valerie Jackson Handmaiden
Victor Romito Sherkan
Zachary Yaconelli Waiter
Harry Lang Magician
George "Shorty" Chirello Artist
Jack Baston Chamberlain
Martin Cichy Adjustment
Dorinda Clifton Dancer
Fred Graham Sergeant
Renate Huy Handmaiden
Dayton Lummis Munkar
Olga Lunick Tavern Dancer
Bill Radovich Eunuch
Dennis Weaver Rabble Rouser
Harry Wilson Old Soldier
Harry B. Mendoza Chinese Magician
Guy Williams Town Crier

Technical Credits
Nathan Juran Director
Joseph E. Gershenson Score Composer
Maury Gertsman Cinematographer
Leonard Goldstein Producer
Bernard Herzbrun Art Director
John Rich Screenwriter
Ted Kent Editor
Eugene Loring Choreography
Henry Mancini Score Composer
Eric Orbom Production Designer
Herman Stein Score Composer
Richard Wilson Producer

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