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The Thief of Bagdad (1924)

Approved | | Adventure, Family, Fantasy | 11 April 1924 (Brazil)
A recalcitrant thief vies with a duplicitous Mongol ruler for the hand of a beautiful princess.

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In the time of the Arabian Nights, the city of Baghdad is ruled by Sultan Ali Bajazeth but actually controlled by the scheming Grand Vizier Ghamal. The poor of Baghdad are aided by Karim, the Thief of Baghdad.

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The Thief's Evil Associate
Charles Belcher ...
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Sôjin Kamiyama ...
The Mongol Prince (as Sojin)
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Tote Du Crow ...
The Soothsayer
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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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11 April 1924 (Brazil)  »

Also Known As:

The Thief of Bagdad: An Arabian Nights Fantasy  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,135,654 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$1,587,275, 31 December 1925
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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

For the early scene where the Thief leaps in and out of the giant clay pots in the marketplace, Douglas Fairbanks had small trampolines placed inside each pot, allowing him to bounce easily from pot to pot. See more »

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The bloody mark The Thief leaves on the wall disappears in the next shot. See more »

Quotes

The Thief of Bagdad: I am not a prince. I am less than the slave who serves you-a wretched outcast-a thief. What I wanted, I took. I wanted you-I tried to take you-But when I held you in my arms-the very world did change. The evil within me died. I can bear a thousand tortures, endure a thousand deaths-but not thy tears.
Guard: This Arab Prince is but a thief. Seek him out!
The Princess: Quick! Hide thyself. If thou art found with me, they will be merciless. I love you.
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a repeat viewing after 79 years
24 June 2003 | by 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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