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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.

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Cast

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Kazah the Great
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Princess Zendi
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Ben Ali
Charles Lung ...
Sultan El Malid (as Charlie Lung)
Laurette Luez ...
Orena
Anne Dore ...
Leda
George Keymas ...
Soradin
Michael Fox ...
Telar
Karl 'Killer' Davis ...
Morab (as Karl Davis)
Carl Milletaire ...
Hamid
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Storyline

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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She's got a luscious torso...and when she shakes it's even more so! (original poster) See more »


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20 May 1953 (USA)  »

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Siren of Baghdad  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Kazah (Paul Henreid) has a two-hose hookah, and lights it with both mouthpieces in his mouth, an obvious reference to Henried's lighting two cigarettes in Now, Voyager (1942) See more »

Goofs

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 »

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Ben Ali: Imagine that. My name up in candles.
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Interesting Art Form
10 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

While many have panned this film, the dancing and theatrics were excellent entertainment.

Costuming and sets were well done and while the plot lacked a lot of depth, the mirth and special effects were interesting and ahead of other offerings from the mid 1950's.

Casting was done with relative unknowns that worked diligently at coming across as middle eastern while obviously actually being from Mexico or South America...(distinct Spanish dialect in the accents).

Dancing and magic was fun and believable. Sit back and enjoy, but don't expect any surprises...


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