"Go East, Young Man," sings show-biz star and martial arts wiz Johnny Tyronne. To hear is to obey. A clandestine group called the Assassins kidnaps Johnny and whisks him to a remote Arabian realm isolated from the world for 2,000 years. Sheik meets desert chic when Elvis Presley plays Johnny and teams with former Miss America Mary Ann Mobley (Presley's Girl Happy co-star) in this tuneful frolic shot on the original 1925 Cecil B. DeMille set from King of Kings and directed by movie musical veteran Gene Nelson. The kidnappers want Johnny to use his fighting finesse to kill a desert king. Johnny a hitman? No, he's a hit, man, a top singer of songs like Kismet, Harem Holiday and nine more, all part of the jammin', swashbucklin' fun of Harum Scarum.
HARUM SCARUM introduces one of the stranger plots for an Elvis flick. The King plays a matinee idol on a visit to the desert kingdoms of the Middle East. His uneventful goodwill tour takes a turn for the weird when a team of assassins try to force him to exterminate their king. But Elvis has already captured the heart of the king's daughter (Mary Ann Mobley). Songs, include "My Desert Serenade," "Shake That Tambourine," and "So Close Yet So Far (From Paradise)."
Elvis Presley |
Kidnapping And Missing Persons |
Musical Sequences |
Rock And Roll |