In the Victorian period, two teenagers, David and Sarah, travel with a caravan from Baghdad to Damascus. At an oasis, the white slave agent known as the Jackal raids them, mainly to add the beautiful young Sarah to his harem. Only David and Sarah narrowly escape, and all the others are slayed in the massacre. Their flight leads them to a beautiful oasis – their paradise – where they discover love and sex. However, the Jackal has not given up on Sarah yet, and David must lure him to his death, or be killed by him.
Roman Emperor Octavian rules the empire from Rome, and his rival Marc Antony has taken Egyptian queen Cleopatra as his lover and seized the eastern empire, ruling it from Alexandria. Octavian intends to regain his empire by landing his army at Alexandria, besieging the city and capturing and executing the pair. However, while Octavian’s army is bigger than Marc Antony’s forces, he and Cleopatra have allies who can come to their aid. Both sides prepare for a final showdown.
A Bedouin princess returns to Bagdad after being educated in England, only to find that her father has been treacherously murdered by the head of the Black Robes, a group of renegades. She is hosted by the Pasha, who is the corrupt representative of the national government. She is also courted by Prince Hassan, who is falsely accused of the murder. The plot revolves around her attempts to bring the killer to justice while being courted by the Pasha.
At the beginning of the 18th century, Francis Barclay, a member of the British Admiralty who was captured by Andrew McAllister, sold as a slave and forced into piracy, seeks an ally to invade the fortified pirate island.
Count Ubaldo desires to make an unfavorable alliance with the Spanish armies. When Riccardo refuses to go along with the plans, he is ambushed in the forest and left for dead. However, he returns with a vengeance, organizes a band of marauders, and begins to pick away at Ubaldo’s forces. But Ubaldo kidnaps Laura, and Riccardo must storm the castle to free her.
Jungle Jim is asked to find a young woman who supposedly lives in the jungle with her pet tiger. It’s believed that she may be the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Martindale, explorers who long ago who were looking for the lagoon of the dead, a place where legend has it witch doctors held human sacrifices. Some of the locals, particularly the witch doctor Hakim, believe she is a she-devil who is out to cause them harm. As well Barton, an gold-hunting explorer, is also looking for the girl and lagoon which he believes contains a treasure of gold. Jungle Jim will have to fight several jungle animals along the way before he rescues the girl from Hakim.
This drama of 18th-century Russia and the reign of Catherine the Great tells of the romance of a young officer and his commander’s daughter. The country is torn by revolt as Pugachev leads his Cossack rebels against the forces of the Czarina. As battles rage, the young lovers are caught in a web of deceit and treason, only to be spared at the end through the generosity of Pugachev, who goes to the gallows.
In 13th-century Tangiers, regent Mustapha covets the Caliphate’s throne. Baby Prince Hussein is next in line to the throne but he is too young to rule. An envious and ambitious regent, Mustapha hires a paid assassin to kill the infant king, leaving Mustapha free to rule the Caliphate as he pleases. On the night of the planed murder, the paid assassin, master thief Yussef, enters the chambers of the baby Prince ready to strike his deadly blow. However, Yussef is impressed by the child’s innocent gaze and decides to steal the infant Prince. Yussef lies to Mustapha the baby is dead but in fact the baby is safely in Yussef’s home. Yussef raises the baby as his own and teaches the young boy to be one of the best thieves in Tangiers.