Universal (Walter Wanger)
John Rawlings directed this popular Universal production of Scheherazade, which stars Jon Hall, Maria Montez, and Sabu, all fighting a pretender to the throne of Baghdad.
The success of this picture led to the reteaming of the trio in “White Savage” (1943) and, best of all, “Cobra Woman” (1944).
Montez and Hall also made together “Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves” (1944).
Oscar Nominations: 4
Cinematography (color): Milton Krasner, William V. Skall, W. Howard Greene
Interior Decoration (color): Alexander Golitzen, Jack Otterson, art direction; Russell A. Gausman, Ira S. Webb, set decoration
Sound Recording: Bernard Brown
Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture: Frank Skinner
Leon Shamroy won the Cinematography Oscar for “The Black Swan.” The Art Direction award went to “My Gal Sal.” The Sound Oscar was won by Yankee Doodle Dandy,” and Max Steiner received the Scoring Oscar for the Bette Davis melodrama, “Now, Voyager.”