WriterAubrey Wisberg, Gerald Drayson Adams, Jack Pollexfen Release dateSeptember 5, 1950 (1950-09-05) CastYvonne De Carlo, Richard Greene, Jackie Gleason, George Macready, Rock Hudson, Carl Esmond Similar moviesThe Green Archer, Hitman: Agent 47, Son of Zorro, Zorro's Fighting Legion, Mysterious Doctor Satan, The Secret Code
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The Desert Hawk is a 1950 action adventure film directed by Frederick De Cordova starring Yvonne De Carlo and Richard Greene.
An arranged marriage forces Arabian Princess Sharahazade to marry Prince Murad, a cruel ruler. A thief known as the Desert Hawk hears about the wedding, disguises himself as Murad in order to steal the wedding gifts. The next morning the real Murad shows up and finding the dowry gone orders his men to make it appear that the Desert Hawk has massacred the locals. When the princess learns she has been tricked she changes clothes with one of her maids, who is then mistaken for the princess and murdered. The servants, along with the disguised princess, are rounded up and sold into slavery. The Desert Hawk purchases her at the slave market. Meanwhile, Murad in a bid to consolidate his power stirs up trouble a neighbour, telling the princess’s father that the neighbour has been aiding the Desert Hawk. The princess' father entrusts Murad to avenge his daughter and murdered people enabling him to pursue the Desert Hawk to try to get the Princess and power for himself.
Yvonne De Carlo as Princess Scheherazade
Richard Greene as Omar aka The Desert Hawk
Jackie Gleason as Aladdin
George Macready as Prince Murad
Rock Hudson as Captain Ras
Carl Esmond as Kibar
Joe Besser as Prince Sinbad
Anne P. Kramer as Yasmin
Marc Lawrence as Samad
Lois Andrews as Maznah
Frank Puglia as Ahmed Bey
Lucille Barkley as Undine
Donald Randolph as Caliph
Ian MacDonald as Yussef
Universal bought the story in January 1950. The film was envisioned as a vehicle for Yvonne de Carlo. The male lead was given to Richard Greene, returning to Hollywood after two years in Britain. Director de Cordova said Greene was "everything a man or woman could want in a desert hero."