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Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (1944)

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A boy prince, raised by forty thieves, takes revenge on the Mongol invaders who murdered his father and stole his kingdom.

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Amara
Jon Hall ...
Turhan Bey ...
Jamiel
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Kurt Katch ...
Frank Puglia ...
Fortunio Bonanova ...
Old Baba
Moroni Olsen ...
Caliph Hassan
Ramsay Ames ...
Nalu
Chris-Pin Martin ...
Fat Thief
Scotty Beckett ...
Yvette Duguay ...
Amara as a Girl
Noel Cravat ...
Mongol Captain
Jimmy Conlin ...
Little Thief
Harry Cording ...
Mahmoud
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Storyline

Ali Baba, son of the Kalif of Bagdad is brought up by the 40 Thieves after his father is killed by the soldiers of Hugalu Khan, who received the necessary information by traitor Cassim. Ali becomes the leader of the thieves and they are fighting for the freedom of his land. Per chance Ali captures the fiancée of Hugalu Khan, who turns out to be his girl friend Amara. After a few misunderstandings Ali uses her wedding day with Hugalu Khan as the day for the liberation of Bagdad. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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When beauty was the booty and the prize of all was love! Raiders! Slavers! Riches and Rogues...when beauty was the booty--- and the prize of all was love! See more »


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14 January 1944 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ali Baba en de veertig rovers  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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The movie does not follow the plot of the original story except in the scene where the 40 thieves are stuffed in jars and then brought to the palace as a gift for the villain, Hulagu Khan. See more »

Goofs

When the thieves are singing as they return to the cave the camera is leading them. The tire tracks of the camera car are plainly visible in the sand in front of the horse's hooves. See more »

Quotes

Abdullah: For a man's country or his stomach he might bid his life; even for his horse. Never, never for a woman.
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Version of Ali Baba bujang lapok (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

Song of the Forty Thieves
Lyrics by J. Keirn Brennen
Music by Edward Ward
Performed by Universal Studio Chorus
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A Guilty FAVORITE of mine!
8 February 2007 | by (West Melbourne, Fla.) – See all my reviews

I have a fairly sophisticated taste in cinema classics so I am a bit ashamed to rate this as one of my Favorite films of all time. I must cite first and foremost the sublime and under-rated masterpiece of a score by Edward Ward WHICH DESERVES A CD FOR SURE!!-Kurt Katch as Hulagu Khan is one of the screens most odious villains and the very fast pace all add to it's delight.....FOR ME-Weird, but not once in the entire film does handsome Jon Hall as Ali ever actually kiss Lady Amara, the exotic Maria Montez! Another bonus is the the vision of loveliness that is GORGEOUS Ramsay Ames as the incredibly HOT, sexy and traitorous lady in waiting Nalu who betrays her mistress-I just have to own up that GULP....I love this flick! PS-What a tragedy that Bagdad today is not the happy one that we find at this film's conclusion. SO SAD.


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