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Director:
Writers:
Lotta Woods (scenario editor) and
Douglas Fairbanks (story)
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Release Date:
23 March 1924 (USA) See more »
Plot:
A recalcitrant thief vies with a duplicitous Mongol ruler for the hand of a beautiful princess. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
2 wins See more »
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(15 articles)
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User Reviews:
Douglas Fairbanks' Arabian Nights Extravaganza See more (43 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Douglas Fairbanks ... 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)

Anna May Wong ... The Mongol Slave
Brandon Hurst ... The Caliph
Tote Du Crow ... The Soothsayer
Noble Johnson ... The Indian Prince
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Philip Ahn ... Small Role (uncredited)
Sam Baker ... Sworder (uncredited)
Winter Blossom ... Slave of the Lute (uncredited)
Mathilde Comont ... Persian Prince (uncredited)
Jesse Fuller ... (uncredited)
Sadakichi Hartmann ... Mongol Prince's Court Magician (uncredited)
Eugene Jackson ... Child (uncredited)
Jesse Lasky Jr. ... (uncredited)
Etta Lee ... Slave of the Sand Board (uncredited)
Paul Malvern ... Gigantic Bat (uncredited)
Scotty Mattraw ... Eunuch (uncredited)
K. Nambu ... Mongol Prince's Counselor (uncredited)
Jack Parker ... Child (uncredited)
David Sharpe ... (uncredited)
Charles Stevens ... Persian Prince's Awaker (uncredited)
Charles Sylvester ... Eunuch (uncredited)
Jess Weldon ... Eunuch (uncredited)

Directed by
Raoul Walsh 
 
Writing credits
Lotta Woods (scenario editor)

Achmed Abdullah  screenwriter (uncredited)
Douglas Fairbanks  (story) (as Elton Thomas)
James T. O'Donohoe  adaptation (uncredited)

Produced by
Douglas Fairbanks .... producer
David Shepard .... producer: video (1975)
 
Original Music by
Mortimer Wilson (1924) (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Arthur Edeson (photographed by)
 
Film Editing by
William Nolan (film editor)
 
Production Design by
William Cameron Menzies (uncredited)
 
Art Direction by
William Cameron Menzies 
 
Costume Design by
Mitchell Leisen (costumes)
 
Makeup Department
George Westmore .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Theodore Reed .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
James T. O'Donohoe .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Park French .... associate artist
Harold Grieve .... associate artist
Anton Grot .... associate artist
H.R. Hopps .... associate artist
Edward M. Langley .... associate artist
Irvin J. Martin .... consulting art director
William Utwich .... associate artist
Paul Youngblood .... associate artist
Paul Burns .... property master (uncredited)
Charles Gemora .... sculptor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Hampton Del Ruth .... mechanical effects
Coy Watson Sr. .... mechanical effects
Coy Watson Sr. .... special effects
 
Stunts
David Sharpe .... stunts (uncredited)
Jack Stoney .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Richard Holahan .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Kenneth Gordon MacLean .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Charles Warrington .... still photographer (uncredited)
Albert Wayne .... master electrician (uncredited)
Phil Whitman .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Paul Burns .... wardrobe supervisor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Gaylord Carter .... musical setting (1975: wizard of the theater organ for seventy years)
David Cullen .... orchestrator (1984 score)
Carl Davis .... music score (1984)
Carl Davis .... orchestrator (1984 score)
 
Other crew
Robert Fairbanks .... technical director
Arthur Woods .... research
Edward Knoblock .... consultant (uncredited)
Edward Knoblock .... technical advisor (uncredited)
Harold MacChesney .... technical crew (uncredited)
Clinton Newman .... technical crew (uncredited)
Walter Pallman .... technical crew (uncredited)
J.C. Watson .... technical crew (uncredited)
Arthur Woods .... technical advisor (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Gaylord Carter .... thanks: to whom this edition is respectfully dedicated (1975)
 

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Runtime:
155 min | Spain:139 min (DVD version)
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Trivia:
In the scenes with the giant ape, the guards are played by children. When the ape is out of sight the guards are played by adults. It was done to make the normal-sized ape appear bigger.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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 »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Die Nacht der Regisseure (1995)See more »

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18 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Douglas Fairbanks' Arabian Nights Extravaganza, 16 February 2000
Author: Ron Oliver (revilorest@juno.com) from Forest Ranch, CA

A beautiful princess, courted by royal suitors, is desired by a powerful Mongol magician. There is none in the kingdom wily & cunning enough to thwart the evil one's wicked plots - no one, that is, except THE THIEF OF BAGDAD.

This is another wonderful Douglas Fairbanks silent adventure epic. The world of the Arabian Nights springs alive before our eyes, with Fairbanks as all its fantastic heroes rolled into one. His athleticism is here perfectly at home in a realm of flying carpets, magic armies & undersea battles.

Director Raoul Walsh & Art Director William Cameron Menzies have created a realm of domes & towers, turrets & great halls, bazaars & souks - all the perfect backdrop for Fairbanks & the plot's sinuous action.

In the supporting cast, Sojin makes an excellent villain, the mysterious epitome of evil. Look for Anna May Wong as a palace maid & versatile African American actor Noble Johnson as the Indian Prince.

Both versions of this film now available on video feature scores based on themes from Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade, which exquisitely conveys all the allurement of the Thousand and One Nights.

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