KL Studio Classics has just released several adventure classics from the 1940s and 1950s that are packed with swashbuckling heroes, unforgettable damsels and action a plenty! We think you’ll want to add the following titles to your home video library!
Arabian Nights (1942)
Dazzling adventure spectacle, loosely based on the famed 19th-century fables, follows two brothers’ battle over their late father’s throne. Virtuous sibling Haroun-Al-Raschid (Jon Hall) is nearly killed by evil brother Kamar (Leif Erickson) in a fight, but sultry dancing girl Sherazade (Maria Montez) nurses him back to health. With help from best friend Ali (Sabu), Aladdin (John Qualen), and an aging Sinbad (Shemp Howard), Haroun sets out to regain his rightful position.
Lavish adventure starring Jon Hall as the title character, the son of the murdered Caliph of Baghdad who is adopted by a band of thieves opposing an evil Mongol leader. Ali falls in love with the beautiful daughter (Maria Montez) of the tyrant’s traitorous advisor, while trying to regain his father’s throne and the empire’s fortunes. With Turhan Bey, Kurt Katch, Andy Devine.
The World In His Arms (1952)
Rousing adventure, based on Rex Beach’s 1946 novel, stars Gregory Peck as Captain Jonathan Clark, an 1850s seal hunter enlisted by Russian countess Marina Selanova (Ann Blyth) to take her to Alaska so she can flee her impending marriage to a Russian diplomat. When Marina is abducted before the journey begins, Clark and a rival (Anthony Quinn) race to save her, betting their bounty and their ships on the outcome. Sig Ruman, John McIntire co-star; directed by Raoul Walsh.
Against All Flags (1952)
Feigning disgrace, British naval officer Brian Hawke (Errol Flynn) makes his way to Madagascar, tasked with infiltrating the pirate crew of Roc Brasiliano (Anthony Quinn) and bringing an end to his predations. Complicating his cover, however, are the interested–and persistent–attentions of buccaneer queen Spitfire Stevens (Maureen O’Hara). Crisp and colorful swashbuckler co-stars Alice Kelley, Mildred Natwick, Robert Warwick.
Son of Ali Baba (1952)
In ancient Persia, Kashma Baba (Tony Curtis), son of the legendary thief, pursued a rather undistinguished career as a military cadet. His fortunes would change when he met the beautiful Kiki (Piper Laurie), who claimed to have escaped slavery from an evil caliph (Victor Jory). While swearing to protect her, he finds there’s much more to her tale, in this lush Technicolor adventure. Susan Cabot, Hugh O’Brian, William Reynolds also star.
Buccaneer’s Girl (1950)
While plundering a rival’s cargo, Captain Frederic Baptiste (Philip Friend) finds an unexpected treasure amongst the booty: beauteous stowaway Deborah McCoy (Yvonne De Carlo), who manages to charm her way into an escape. Making her way to New Orleans, she carves a career as an entertainer, eventually meeting the good captain again, in his pose as a local aristocrat. Will love keep her from blowing his cover? Robert Douglas, Elsa Lanchester, Lloyd Nolan co-star.