Directed by Gene Nelson 
Produced by Sam Katzman 
Screenplay by Gerald Drayson Adams 
Music by Fred Karger 
Cinematography Fred Jackman Jr. 
Editing by Ben Lewis 
Studio Four-Leaf Productions 
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer 
Release date November 24, 1965
Running time 85 minutes 
Country United States 
Language English 
Budget $2,400,000[
Box office $3,100,000

SYNOPSIS:

American movie star Johnny Tyrone goes to the Middle East to premiere his new picture. He is seduced by the lovely Aishah, then kidnapped by a man who wants Johnny to help him kill the king.

Johnny encounters a slave girl, Shalimar, who turns out to actually be the king's daughter. When he helps restore order to the government, Johnny and his new royal bride honeymoon in Las Vegas, along with a few of her dancing girls.


CAST:

Elvis Presley as Johnny Tyronne
Mary Ann Mobley as Princess Shalimar
Fran Jeffries as Aishah
Michael Ansara as Prince Dragna
Jay Novello as Zacha
Philip Reed as King Toranshah
Theo Marcuse as Sinan
Billy Barty as Baba
Dirk Harvey as Mokar
Jack Costanzo as Julna
Larry Chance as Captain Herat
Barbara Werle as Leilah
Brenda Benét as Emerald
Gail Gilmore as Sapphire
Wilda Taylor as Amethyst
Vicki Malkin as Sari
Ryck Rydon as Mustapha
Joey Russo as Yussef

SONGS:

HARUM SCARUM
Written by Peter Andreoli, Vince Poncia Jr., and Jimmie Crane
Performed by Elvis Presley

GOLDEN COINS
Written by Bill Giant, Bernie Baum and Florence Kaye
Performed by Elvis Presley

GO EAST YOUNG MAN
Written by Bill Giant, Bernie Baum and Florence Kaye

SHAKE THAT TAMBOURINE
Written by Bill Giant, Bernie Baum and Florence Kaye
Performed by Elvis Presley

ANIMAL INSTINCT
Written by Bill Giant, Bernie Baum and Florence Kaye
Performed by Elvis Presley

WISDOM OF THE AGES
Written by Bill Giant, Bernie Baum and Florence Kaye
Performed by Elvis Presley

HEY LITTLE GIRL
Written by Joy Byers
Performed by Elvis Presley

SO CLOSE, YET SO FAR (FROM PARADISE)
Written by Joy Byers
Performed by Elvis Presley

MY DESERT SERENADE
Written by Stanley Jay Gelber
Performed by Elvis Presley

Harum Scarum is a 1965 American musical comedy film starring Elvis Presley which was shot on the original Cecil B. DeMille set from the film The King of Kings. Some of the film was based on Rudolph Valentino's The Sheik released in 1921. The film reached #11 on the Variety national weekly box office chart, earned $2 million at the box office, and finished #40 on the year end list of the top-grossing films of 1965. The film is listed in Golden Raspberry Award founder John Wilson's book The Official Razzie Movie Guide as one of the The 100 Most Enjoyably Bad Movies Ever Made.[4] The film was released in Europe as Harem Holiday.