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Bagdad (1949)

An English-educated Bedouin princess returns to Bagdad to find her father murdered, a corrupt ruling Pasha in charge and various local factions warring for control of the Caliphate.

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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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Lips against lips... sword against sword... in the world's fabulous city of sin! 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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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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A howling female camel ruined take after take. The camel's owner finally determined that her howls were cries of passion, as she had had fallen in love...with Vincent Price. (From "Vincent Price: A Daughter's Biography" by Victoria Price.) See more »

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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Soundtracks

Bagdad
Music by Frank Skinner
Lyrics by Jack Brooks
Performed by Maureen O'Hara
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One of Those Films You Can't Believe
22 October 2006 | by (Argentina) – See all my reviews

"Bagdadª is a terrible adventure film. Actually it doesn't catch your attention at all. The point is that not even kids who usually enjoy this sort of colorful desert action pieces, could be satisfied with this one. In fact you don't even care about how things will come out (tough you can guess easily).

You also wonder how a respected actress like Maureen O'Hara could ever enter this thing; in fact if she wasn't in this film there would be definitely nothing to see (my 3 points rank are just for her undeniable beauty). Vincent Price enjoys himself as the villain but he doesn't add much to his brilliant gallery here.

Just if you want to see gorgeous Maureen singing and dancing the arab way.


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