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Siren of Bagdad (1953)

Passed | | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy | 20 May 1953 (USA)
In ancient Bagdad, a magician uses his powers and his magic box to save slave girls.



(story and screenplay), (additional dialogue)


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Cast overview:
Kazah the Great
Princess Zendi
Ben Ali
Charles Lung ...
Sultan El Malid (as Charlie Lung)
Anne Dore ...
George Keymas ...
Michael Fox ...
Karl 'Killer' Davis ...
Morab (as Karl Davis)
Carl Milletaire ...


Kazah the Great (Paul Henreid), a magician heads a troupe of girls and acrobats traveling in Arabia. The girls are stolen by Sultan El Malid Charles Lung), and Kazak joins forces with Zendi (Patricia Medina), the daughter of the rightful sultan that was deposed by Malidi to get the girls back and rid Bagdad of the evil Malid. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Very, Very Gay! When the Sultan's Away, and the Royal Magician Starts to Play...in the Harem! (original ad) See more »


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Release Date:

20 May 1953 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Siren of Baghdad  »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)



Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Magician Kazah (Paul Henreid) briefly transforms Ben Ali (Hans Conried) into a beautiful harem girl (Vivian Mason), whose voice is dubbed by Conreid to comical effect. See more »


At the beginning of the movie Kazah the Great performs a trick where he makes a girl vanish from a box. After he places her in the box, he tips it over to show she's gone. Watch toward the back edge of the box and the girl's fingertips will briefly appear above the edge of the box, showing she is still lying there behind the now-tilted box. See more »


Ben Ali: [to a guard] I beg your pardon. I realize they haven't been invented yet, but have you got a match?
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Siren Of Baghdad Is A Welcome Treat!
13 March 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I stumbled across this movie on TMC by accident, and I'm glad I did. Filmed in a time when movies steered towards the dramatic, seeing Paul Henreid in this role was refreshing, and probably something he wanted to do to spice up his versatility as an actor. As soon as I saw Hans Conreid as his sidekick Ben Ali I knew this movie would be great fun, and I stayed for the duration. Very campy but this is the kind of movie to enjoy and not take seriously (despite my jealousy over those beautiful dancing girls). Of all the sand and sandal movies I have seen, this one is definitely my favorite. I highly recommend it to all, but right now I have to catch my crosstown camel!

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