Starring Victor Mature, Mari Blanchard, Virginia Field, Guy Rolfe, James Arness, Leon Askin
Directed by George Sherman
Runtime: 82 min.
Print Quality: B
It's a toss-up as to who looks better unclothed in Universal's Veils of Bagdad: Hero Victor
Mature or heroine Mari Blanchard. Mature plays a Robin-Hood type named Antar, who
travels with a troupe of jugglers and wrestlers, all of whom double as thieves, pickpockets
and second-story men. When the evil Pasha of Bagdad (Leon Askin) conspires with the
equally evil Vizier (Guy Rolfe) to steal tax money to finance a private war, Antar and his gang
swings into action. Blanchard plays Selima, the toothsome daughter of a murdered tribal
chieftain who works as a cabaret dancer while searching for her dad's murderer. TV fans
are advised to keep an eye out for future Baretta star Robert Blake, who shows up in a bit
as a youthful beggar.