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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)
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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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The Sultan wants to saw the Royal magician in half...for making a pass at his little Lass! (original one-sheet poster) See more »


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20 May 1953 (USA)  »

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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 »

Quotes

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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Kick out the usurper
22 July 2013 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Siren Of Bagdad is a rather broad satire from Columbia of all those Arabian Knights Maria Montez films from Universal. Even after Maria died young those sets got a good dozen years use over at Universal International for such people as Rock Hudson, Tony Curtis, and Jeff Chandler.

Playing the title role is Patricia Medina the beautiful daughter of the deposed sultan. Against her charms the witty and sophisticated Paul Henreid, magician and head of a traveling entertainment troupe doesn't have a chance. His troupe of dancing girls plus his assistant Hans Conreid get involved in the politics of Bagdad as they help Medina kick out the usurper. That magician's magic box meant to entertain never saw quite the service it saw in this film. Came in quite handy.

Also coming in handy are those dancing girls. As usurper Charles Lang is seeking to replenish his harem the girls provide a wonderful entrée into intrigue.

This is a decent enough satire, don't try to take it seriously, just relax and enjoy.


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