Arabian Nights Overview:

Arabian Nights (1942) was a Action - Adventure Film directed by John Rawlins and produced by Walter Wanger.


Lavish sets and costumes distinguish this story of two brothers competing for the throne of Turkey and the hand of the fiery dancing girl Scheherazade. A colorful, escapist Technicolor fantasy and the first pairing of Hall and Montez.

(Source: available at Amazon AMC Classic Movie Companion).


Academy Awards 1942 --- Ceremony Number 15 (source: AMPAS)

Best Art DirectionArt Direction: Jack Otterson, Alexander Golitzen; Interior Decoration: Russell A. Gausman, Ira S.Nominated
Best CinematographyMilton Krasner, William V. Skall, W. Howard GreeneNominated
Best Music - ScoringFrank SkinnerNominated

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Scheherazade: I would swear I have seen this man before. But where?
Ali Ben Ali: Maybe in your dreams.

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Acquanetta's first movie appearance.
This film marks the first use of 3-strip Technicolor by Universal.
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