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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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John Sutton ...
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Mohammed Jao
Frank Puglia ...
Saleel
David Wolfe ...
Mahmud
Fritz Leiber ...
Emir
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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23 November 1949 (USA)  »

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Die schwarzen Teufel von Bagdad  »

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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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Love Is Strange
Music by Frank Skinner
Lyrics by Jack Brooks
Performed by Maureen O'Hara
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In the Maria Montez tradition
17 April 2005 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

During the World War II years, maybe because the beginning of American involvement in the European theater was in North Africa, land of the Bedouins, movies with that exotic location became popular. Universal Pictures developed a star named Maria Montez who made a bundle for them in Arabian Nights and others.

They built these sets on the back-lot for Maria and her Arabia exotica and rather than let them go to waste, Unviersal cranked out these things set in Africa/Arabia/Near East with increasing rapidity and diminishing credibility.

Case in point Bagdad with it's leads being a redheaded colleen, a Swiss import, and a couple of classically trained actors both American and English.

Maureen O'Hara knew what garbage she was making and overacts to the hilt. Her leading man was Swiss named Paul Hubschmid who had a successful career in Europe. They billed him in America for this Arabian picture as Paul Christian. His most notable film on this side of the Atlantic was The Beast from 20,000 fathoms.

All I can say is that with his Viennese accent, Paul Christian SOUNDS as authentically Arabian as Maureen O'Hara looks with her red hair.

Vincent Price also knows he's in something his descendants would cringe at if they saw it and he overacts outrageously as the corrupt Turkish Pasha of Bagdad.

John Sutton was a fine player who was one of the slimiest villains ever put on the screen in Captain from Castile opposite Tyrone Power. Here, he like Price, knows that this Thanksgiving delicacy of a film will not be something he wants to be known for and he goes to town with scenery chewing.

This is a camp classic to beat the Boys in that Band.


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