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Edmund L. Hartmann (original screenplay)
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Release Date:
14 January 1944 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
BOOTY... prize of a king... slave of a rogue! See more »
Plot:
A boy prince, raised by forty thieves, takes revenge on the Mongol invaders who murdered his father and stole his kingdom. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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A Guilty FAVORITE of mine! See more (12 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Maria Montez ... Amara
Jon Hall ... Ali Baba
Turhan Bey ... Jamiel

Andy Devine ... Abdullah
Kurt Katch ... Hulagu Khan
Frank Puglia ... Prince Cassim
Fortunio Bonanova ... Old Baba
Moroni Olsen ... Caliph Hassan
Ramsay Ames ... Nalu
Chris-Pin Martin ... Fat Thief
Scotty Beckett ... Ali Baba as a Child
Yvette Duguay ... Amara as a Girl
Noel Cravat ... Mongol Captain
Jimmy Conlin ... Little Thief
Harry Cording ... Mahmoud
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ed Agresti ... Mongol Captain (uncredited)
Richard Alexander ... Mongol Guard (uncredited)
Jerome Andrews ... Dancer (uncredited)
Robert Barron ... Mongol Captain (uncredited)
Alphonse Bergé ... Tailor (uncredited)
Eric Braunsteiner ... Dancer (uncredited)
Ed Brown ... Dancer (uncredited)
John Calvert ... Thief (uncredited)
Fred Cavens ... Thief (uncredited)
Dick D'Arcy ... Dancer (uncredited)
William 'Wee Willie' Davis ... Arab Giant (uncredited)
Dick Dickinson ... Thief (uncredited)
Rex Evans ... Arab Major Domo (uncredited)
Martin Faust ... Thief (uncredited)
Alex Goudavich ... Dancer (uncredited)
Hans Herbert ... Thief (uncredited)
David Heywood ... Thief (uncredited)
James Khan ... Persian Prince (uncredited)
Ethan Laidlaw ... Thief (uncredited)
Pierce Lyden ... Guard (uncredited)
George Martin ... Dancer (uncredited)
Don McGill ... Guard (uncredited)
Art Miles ... Mongol Guard (uncredited)
Belle Mitchell ... Nursemaid (uncredited)
Alma M. Pappas ... Princess Kanza Omar (uncredited)
Theodore Patay ... Arab Priest (uncredited)
Joey Ray ... Thief (uncredited)
Pedro Regas ... Thief (uncredited)
Alex Romero ... Dancer (uncredited)
Angelo Rossitto ... Arab Dwarf (uncredited)
Charles Wagenheim ... Barber (uncredited)
Norman Willis ... Guard (uncredited)
Harry Woods ... Mongol Guard (uncredited)
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Directed by
Arthur Lubin 
 
Writing credits
Edmund L. Hartmann (original screenplay)

Produced by
Paul Malvern .... producer
Jack J. Gross .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Edward Ward 
 
Cinematography by
W. Howard Greene 
George Robinson 
 
Film Editing by
Russell F. Schoengarth  (as Russell Schoengarth)
 
Art Direction by
John B. Goodman 
Richard H. Riedel 
 
Set Decoration by
Russell A. Gausman  (as R.A. Gausman)
Ira Webb  (as Ira S. Webb)
 
Costume Design by
Vera West 
 
Makeup Department
Jack P. Pierce .... makeup artist (as Jack Pierce)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Charles S. Gould .... assistant director (as Charles Gould)
Ray Taylor .... second unit director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Bernard B. Brown .... sound director
Robert Pritchard .... sound technician
 
Visual Effects by
John P. Fulton .... special photography
 
Stunts
David Sharpe .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Edward Ward .... musical director
Harold Zweifel .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
William Fritzsche .... associate technicolor color director
Jamiel Hasson .... technical advisor
Natalie Kalmus .... technicolor color director
Stacy Keach Sr. .... dialogue director (as Stacy Keach)
Paul Oscard .... choreographer
Fred Cavens .... fencing instructor (uncredited)
Jimmy Phillips .... horse expert (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
87 min | Argentina:90 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)

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Trivia:
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:
Crew or equipment visible: 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.See more »
Movie Connections:
Edited into The Our Gang Story (1994) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
Song of the Forty ThievesSee more »

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13 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
A Guilty FAVORITE of mine!, 8 February 2007
Author: billfishfanatic from West Melbourne, Fla.

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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