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13 January 1947 (USA) See more »
. . . The fabulous adventures of . . . The King of Rogues . . . The Prince of Lovers ! See more »
In medieval Persia, during the rule of Caliph Harun-Al-Rashid, Sinbad the Sailor boasts about his latest adventures to his friends. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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A New ‘Sinbad’ Film In The Works
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Sinbad the Sailor leads Sky1 schedule
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Douglas Fairbanks Jr. ... Sinbad

Maureen O'Hara ... Shireen

Walter Slezak ... Melik

Anthony Quinn ... Emir

George Tobias ... Abbu

Jane Greer ... Pirouze

Mike Mazurki ... Yusuf

Sheldon Leonard ... Auctioneer

Alan Napier ... Aga

John Miljan ... Moga

Brad Dexter ... Muallin (as Barry Mitchell)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eddie Abdo ... Chanter (uncredited)

Billy Bletcher ... Crier at Auction (uncredited)
Mary Bradley ... Dancing Girl (uncredited)
Norma Brown ... Wife (uncredited)
Ann Cameron ... Wife (uncredited)
Dolores Castelli ... Wife (uncredited)

George Chandler ... Commoner (uncredited)
Leslie Charles ... Wife (uncredited)
Gordon B. Clarke ... Soldier (uncredited)
Norma Creiger ... Dancing Girl (uncredited)

Wade Crosby ... Soldier (uncredited)
Lida Durova ... Slave (uncredited)

Joe Garcio ... Merchant (uncredited)

Paul Guilfoyle ... Camel Drover (uncredited)

Chuck Hamilton ... Merchant (uncredited)

Harry Harvey ... Crier at Execution (uncredited)

Jamiel Hasson ... Officer of the Guard (uncredited)

Louis Jean Heydt ... Mercenary (uncredited)

Dave Kashner ... Overseer (uncredited)

Cy Kendall ... Hassan-Ben-Hassan (uncredited)
Vonne Lester ... Dancing Girl (uncredited)
Jean Lind ... Dancing Girl (uncredited)

George Lloyd ... Lancer Guard (uncredited)
Al Murphy ... Tiller Man (uncredited)
Hugh Prosser ... Captain of Guard (uncredited)
Milly Reauclaire ... Wife (uncredited)
Norbert Schiller ... Timekeeper (uncredited)
Bill Shannon ... Officer (uncredited)

Charles Soldani ... Merchant (uncredited)

Charles Stevens ... Ruri (uncredited)

Glenn Strange ... Chief Galley Overseer (uncredited)

Nick Thompson ... Beggar on Street (uncredited)
Teri Toy ... Wife (uncredited)

Max Wagner ... Assistant Overseer (uncredited)
Phil Warren ... (uncredited)
Joan Webster ... Wife (uncredited)

Ben Welden ... Commoner (uncredited)

Directed by
Richard Wallace 
Writing credits
John Twist (screenplay)

John Twist (original story) and
George Worthing Yates (original story)

Produced by
Stephen Ames .... producer
Original Music by
Roy Webb 
Cinematography by
George Barnes (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Frank Doyle 
Art Direction by
Carroll Clark 
Albert S. D'Agostino 
Set Decoration by
Claude E. Carpenter (set decorations) (as Claude Carpenter)
Darrell Silvera (set decorations)
Costume Design by
Edward Stevenson (gowns)
Makeup Department
Gordon Bau .... makeup supervisor
Bill Phillips .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lloyd Richards .... assistant director
Sound Department
Clem Portman .... sound
John E. Tribby .... sound
Special Effects by
Vernon L. Walker .... special effects
Harold E. Wellman .... special effects (as Harold Wellman)
Mary Jane French .... stunts: Maureen O'Hara (uncredited)
David Sharpe .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dwight Franklin .... costumes: men's
Editorial Department
Sherman Todd .... editorial supervisor
Music Department
C. Bakaleinikoff .... musical director
Gil Grau .... orchestral arrangements
Other crew
Fred F. Ellis .... marine technical director (as Capt. Fred F. Ellis Ret. B.M.M.)
Natalie Kalmus .... Technicolor color director
Edward Killy .... production assistant
Morgan Padelford .... associate Technicolor color director
Fernando Castillo Díaz .... Spanish subtitles (uncredited)
Eugene Joseff .... jeweller (uncredited)

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116 min | West Germany:74 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Finland:S | Netherlands:14 (original rating) (1947) | UK:U | UK:PG (tv rating) | USA:Approved (MPPDA rating: certificate #11514, General Audience) | West Germany:12 (nf)
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Due to his service in the US Naval Reserve after the United States' entry into World War II, this was Douglas Fairbanks Jr.'s first film since The Corsican Brothers (1941) six years earlier.See more »
Revealing mistakes: Wires are visible on the black bird as it circles the ship's mast.See more »
[first lines]
Title Card:O Masters, O Noble Persons, O Brothers, know you that in the time of the Caliph Harun-Al-Rashid, there lived on the golden shore of Persia a man of adventure called Sinbad the Sailor. Strange and wondrous were the tales told of him and his voyages. But who, shall we surmise, gave him his immortality? Who, more than all other sons of Allah, spread glory to the name of Sinbad? Who else, O Brother, but...
Sinbad:...Sinbad the Sailor! Know me, O Brothers, for the truth of my words, and by the ears of the Prophet, every word I have spoken is truth!
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10 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Delightful Adventures of a Storyteller, 4 February 2008
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The storyteller Sinbad the Sailor (Douglas Fairbanks Jr.) is gathered with other men in the harbor telling his adventure seeking the island of Daryabar, where the treasure of Alexander the Great is hidden. In his journey with his friend Abbu (George Tobias), Sinbad rescues and claims property of a drifting boat; he meets the ambitious and gorgeous Shireen (Maureen O'Hara) and falls in love for her; he is chased by the evil Emir (Anthony Quinn) that is seeking the treasure to become one of the most powerful men in the world; and he meets the dangerous Melik (Walter Slezak) that also wants the treasure.

"Sinbad the Sailor" is a delightful adventure, in a type of naive movie that Hollywood seems to have forgotten in the present days. However, the success of the franchise "Pirates of Caribbean" proves that this genre is still attractive for the younger generations. The athletic Douglas Fairbanks Jr. is excellent in the lead role, showing a great chemistry with the gorgeous Maureen O'Hara and Anthony Quinn and Walter Slezak are great villains. The final twist in the very end is extremely pleasant, closing with golden key this entertaining movie. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Simbad, o Marujo" ("Sinbad the Sailor")

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