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Harum Scarum (1965) was a Comedy - Crime Film directed by Gene Nelson and produced by Sam Katzman.

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Musical Monday: Harum Scarum (1965)

on Apr 19, 2021 From Comet Over Hollywood

It?s no secret that the Hollywood Comet loves musicals. In 2010, I revealed I had seen 400 movie musicals over the course of eight years. Now that number is over 600. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals. This week?s musical: Harum Scarum (1965) ? Musica... Read full article

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Johnny Tyronne: [Referring to the children that Sinan threatens to kill if Johnny does not assassinate the King] How can I be sure they won't be harmed?
Aishah: Assassinate King Toranshah and you have Sinan's promise that no harm will come to them. In a thousand years no leader of the assassins has ever violated a promise.
Johnny Tyronne: Well, it's nice to know you're doing business with such a reputable firm.

Zacha: Meet my most valuable client, Johnny Tyronne. He is an American, which means nothing, but he is filthy rich, which means everything.

King Toranshah: In over 1000 years, no leader of the Utssuosis has ever violated a promise.
Johnny Tyronne: Well it's nice to know you're doing business with such a reputable firm.

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Opening weekend position in Variety's list was 11th.
After seeing this film, a studio executive quipped: "Elvis' movies don't need titles - they could just be numbered!"
Elvis Presley liked the costumes so much that he used those at home too.
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