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Bagdad (1949)

Passed  |   |  Action, Adventure, Fantasy  |  23 November 1949 (USA)
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A Bedouin princess returns to Bagdad after being educated in England, only to find that her father has been treacherously murdered by the head of the Black Robes, a group of renegades. She ... See full summary »

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Paul Hubschmid ...
Hassan (as Paul Christian)
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Fritz Leiber ...
Otto Waldis ...
Marengo
Leon Belasco ...
Beggar
Anne P. Kramer ...
Tirza (as Ann Pearce)
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A Bedouin princess returns to Bagdad after being educated in England, only to find that her father has been treacherously murdered by the head of the Black Robes, a group of renegades. She is hosted by the Pasha, who is the corrupt representative of the national government. She is also courted by Prince Hassan, who is falsely accused of the murder. The plot revolves around her attempts to bring the killer to justice while being courted by the Pasha. Written by <salisbur@peruvian.cs.utah.edu>

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ALL THE MAGIC OF THRILLING BAGDAD! (print ad - all caps) See more »


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23 November 1949 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die schwarzen Teufel von Bagdad  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Quotes

Hassan: I'm not leaving, your going to ride to my people. It's dangerous for you here.
Princess Marjan: If I leave How will you keep the soldier entertained? Will you dance for them? And Sing?
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Bagdad
Music by Frank Skinner
Lyrics by Jack Brooks
Performed by Maureen O'Hara
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Bad Script, Bad Acting, Horrible Casting, Cool Costumes

Maureen O'Hara is not Iraqi and Vincent Price is not Turkish. Unfortunately, this film is based on the assumption that the viewer will believe that they are. The considerable talents of these two actors were wasted on a half-baked period piece with virtually no plot. Those small remnants of a story that existed were rather hard to follow. The only saving graces of this film are its luscious costumes and scenery, and they aren't nearly good enough to make the film worth sitting through.


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