Arabian Adventure

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Arabian Adventure
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Directed by Kevin Connor
Produced by John Dark
Written by Brian Hayles (screenplay)
Starring Christopher Lee
Oliver Tobias
Music by Ken Thorne
Cinematography Alan Hume
Edited by Barry Peters
Distributed by Association Film Distribution
Release date
  • 5 July 1979 (1979-07-05)
Running time
98 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Arabian Adventure is a 1979 fantasy adventure film directed by Kevin Connor and starring Christopher Lee and Oliver Tobias. The film was shot at Pinewood Studios, Buckinghamshire, U.K.

Plot synopsis[edit]

An evil caliph (Christopher Lee) offers his daughter’s hand in marriage to a prince if he can complete a perilous quest for a magical rose. Helped by a young boy and a magic carpet, Prince Hasan (Oliver Tobias), has to overcome genies, fire breathing monsters and treacherous swamps to reach his prize and claim the hand of the Princess Zuleira (Emma Samms).



The film was the last of several fantasy movies Connor and Dark made together including The Land That Time Forgot, At the Earth's Core and Warlords of Atlantis. It was far less successful at the box office though.[1]

In April 1978 EMI Films announced they would make the film as part of a series of films they wanted to produce with the newly-formed Orion Pictures. Others included Chinese Bandit and Cutter and Bone.[2] It did end up being one of Orion's first films, along with A Little Romance, Over the Edge, Promises in the Dark, Heart Beat, The Wanderers and 10.[3]

Filming took place in September 1978.[4]


  1. ^ Ed. Allan Bryce, Amicus: The Studio That Dripped Blood, Stray Cat Publishing, 2000 p 153
  2. ^ By, A. H. (1978, Apr 19). Orion's star rises in hollywood. New York Times (1923-Current File) Retrieved from
  3. ^ Kilday, G. (1978, Nov 01). FILM CLIPS. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) Retrieved from
  4. ^ The dusky handmaiden. (1978, Sep 04). The Guardian (1959-2003) Retrieved from

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