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The Thief of Bagdad (1924)

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A recalcitrant thief vies with a duplicitous Mongol ruler for the hand of a beautiful princess.

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Complete credited cast:
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The Thief of Bagdad
Snitz Edwards ...
His Evil Associate
Charles Belcher ...
The Holy Man
Julanne Johnston ...
The Princess
Sôjin Kamiyama ...
The Mongol Prince (as Sojin)
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The Mongol Slave
Brandon Hurst ...
The Caliph
Tote Du Crow ...
The Soothsayer
Noble Johnson ...
The Indian Prince
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Storyline

A thief falls in love with the Caliph of Bagdad's daughter. The Caliph will give her hand to the suitor that brings back the rarest treasure after seven moons. The thief sets off on a magical journey while, unbeknownst to him, another suitor, the Prince of the Mongols, is not playing by the rules... Written by Erik Gregersen <erik@astro.as.utexas.edu>

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23 March 1924 (USA)  »

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The Thief of Bagdad  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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The production cost of "The Thief of Bagdad" has been commonly cited as $2 million or $2.5 million for decades. Fairbanks biographer Jeffrey Vance, who had access to Fairbanks' private and professional papers, revealed for the first time in 2008 that the film actually cost much less: $1,135,654.65. See "Douglas Fairbanks" (UC Press, 2008), page 153. See more »

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When the guards prevent The Thief, carrying his friend on his head, from entering the gates, they completely disappear in the next shot after the gates are closed. See more »

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Remade as The Thief of Baghdad (1978) See more »

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a repeat viewing after 79 years
24 June 2003 | by (Carlsbad CA) – See all my reviews

I first viewed this movie in 1924 at age 6 yrs--probably the first movie I ever saw. I thought it was terrific then, and after viewing it again now(2003) I still think it is an exceptionally fine movie. Many special effects without benefit of computers. A very ambitious movie for that time.


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