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Torben -

They sank so fast, they didn't register.

Or perhaps before you read them.


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Colin

Yeah. Or maybe there were so many I couldn't see them.

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Colin, brevity in a review has it merits. And they can be recycled. :D

"-----(insert random '60s Elvis movie)...sucks."- By Colin B.

:lol: I think those who write serious reviews and posts
for now on better keep a personal copy. Im still reeling
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Greg -

You wrote:
Colin, brevity in a review has it merits. And they can be recycled.

"-----(insert random '60s Elvis movie)...sucks."- By Colin B.
Well, hopefully there aren't too many Elvis films which fit the bill !

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Well, it is a killer review, right, Colin? :lol:


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CD King wrote:It's good fun, better than 'Paradise Hawaiian Style" and 'Easy Come Easy Go'. Don't you think he looks dashing in that Valentino turban?
No, he just looks like a big silly sausage.



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Huh? :roll:
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Elvis wasn't fat in Harum Scarum. If you going to bash him on his
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Greg -

Actually, you don't need to be fat to look like a silly sausage !


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Must be a Brit thing.

I've never seen anything like that on my plate.


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This thread is fast approaching its third birthday !

Can't be sure as the original post is missing.


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Want to take another stab at a "review," Colin? :lol:


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Greg -

Another review ?

What, of a different film ?

Or Harum Scarum again ?


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What? another review of Harum Scarum? no thanks!




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Post by Kristian Hjelmaas »

Your review of Harum Scarum were way too long, ColinB!

If you do another review, I hope you're able to limit it down to a fair size! :wink:

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Post by CD King »

Yea just stick to "Harum Scarum -Sucks!" so's ColonB's review



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CD King -

You wrote:
Yea just stick to "Harum Scarum -Sucks!" so's ColonB's review
Can't stomach another one !


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I absolutely LOVE threads like this!!! It takes my mind off of the cares of the world - like Harum Scarum, and why it's spelled wrong.
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Sue -

You wrote:
It takes my mind off of the cares of the world - like Harum Scarum, and why it's spelled wrong.
The word harum shouldn't be confused with harem [as in Harem Holiday]

Harem is an eastern ruler's collection of women [or the place where they live].

The word harum only seems to exist when used in conjuction with its partner scarum.

Harum scarum means a hodge-podge, a mess, all-over-the-place.

Actually, it's quite an apt title for the film !


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Ah-Hah! Got it, Colin!! Now it all makes sense!!! Great name for a
GREAT movie!! Actually being confused isn't so bad; better than worrying
about the cares of the world!!!

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P.S. Happy third birthday!! I don't know why I have to keep editing
my posts to log out because I'm timed out. How do the rest of you handle
this? (I mean being timed out and then you can't log out.)


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sue -

You wrote:
I don't know why I have to keep editing
my posts to log out because I'm timed out.
How do the rest of you handle
this? (I mean being timed out and then you can't log out.)
Can't say I've experienced that.

Is the problem persisting ?

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Only 'cos you have trouble spelling it !


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Just watched 'Harum Scarum' again and, believe me I've tried, but ColinB's assessment is spot on. It sucks!!



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I watched it on DVD recently (probably saw it over 25 years ago originally as kid) and thought it was pretty shabby. Still, go in with low expectations and be rewarded with at least a few decent Elvis songs and
some nice leading ladies. But what a script...! :shock:

It's also the only Elvis movie set in the Middle East. That's something
different, right folks? :roll:

I still say it has some kind of "reverse charm."

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admittedly...the hilight was elvis in the middle of a bunch of harem girls.

the songs, really, aren't half bad. not elvis spectacular, but not bad for his mid-60s lite soundtrack fare.

shoot me. i kinda enjoyed it. it could be worse--it could have shelley fabares. :shock:

and i dig the middle-eastern garb. it's not half as rediculous as a few mid-60s things they put on him...at least it all seemed to fit, whereas a few movies looked like they made his clothes a few sizes too small. ::cough:: vlv's jackets ::cough::

and if we're going to talk movies where he looks like a sausage--kid galahad and follow that dream were in need of weight loss suplements. paradise, hawaiian style wasn't nearly that bad as far as elvis' appearance.

and at least he had sideburns in this movie--even though they were horribly pointy...but that's better than none at all. it's about the time we started seeing them reemerge.

also goodbye to the stupid hair lock that bounced around the front of his face in front of the blueish helmet hair, that he had in frankie & johnny (and btw, that's one of my favorite elvis movies, but not a good hair year).

so yeah...harum scarum has the reemergence of sideburns.

albeit, it wasn't until live a little, love a little or so that he emerged as the more mature-looking elvis.

i tend to view the 60s as the big awkward-looking stage. he was neither young/cute or mature/hot. personally i find him more attractive in the late-70s than i do in the early-mid-60s...just not a flattering period.


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You'll all remember Billy Barty, the little mute guy from Harum Scarum.

Had he not died in 2000, he would have been 81 today.

Just thought you'd like to know that.


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Elvis' Babe wrote: and if we're going to talk movies where he looks like a sausage--kid galahad and follow that dream were in need of weight loss suplements. paradise, hawaiian style wasn't nearly that bad as far as elvis' appearance.

Just not true. He's far bulkier in PHS. There's a good reason that, although it's set in Hawaii, we never see Elvis with his shirt off.