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Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (1954)

Ali Baba et les 40 voleurs (original title)
Rich oriental lord Cassim's cheeky servant Ali Baba was sent to buy a meaty girl-slave, but brings dancer Morgiane, whom he is enamored with. When he's part of a caravan robbed by Abdel's ... See full summary »

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Dieter Borsche ...
Abdel, bandit chief
Henri Vilbert ...
Édouard Delmont ...
Père de Morgiane
Edmond Ardisson ...
Mendiant
Manuel Gary ...
Mendiant
Julien Maffre ...
Mendiant
Leopoldo Francés
Gaston Orbal ...
Mufti
Bob Ingarao ...
Un bandit
Yôko Tani
Fanfan Minucci
José Casa ...
Mendiant
Abdelhaq Chraibi
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Rich oriental lord Cassim's cheeky servant Ali Baba was sent to buy a meaty girl-slave, but brings dancer Morgiane, whom he is enamored with. When he's part of a caravan robbed by Abdel's 40 thieves, Ali hides in a camel hive and thus learns the secret of Sesame cave. With stolen loot he buys Morgiane and his own residence for him and beggar friends. Cassim not only gets him drunk to learn his secret gold source but also plans to rob him at the grand wedding with Morgiane. But Abdel observed them too and invites his 40 robbers. Written by KGF Vissers

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21 December 1954 (West Germany)  »

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1.37 : 1
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Connections

Version of Ali Baba bujang lapok (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

Ali-Baba
Written by Paul Misraki - Jean Manse
Performed by Fernandel
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The magic is away
7 March 2010 | by See all my reviews

Considered in France Jacques Becker's worst film,the only one that has nothing to recommend it.The story is not very well told ,which is a shame for a very famous Arabian story.Walt Disney did a whole lot better with his Aladdin.Anyway,the man who could achieve such a task in France had not yet made any movie at the time:of course it was Jacques Demy who worked wonders with "Peau d'Ane" and "the pied piper".

It was to be Becker's only color movie (he was to experiment wide screen in "Le Trou" with stunning results)and it's a pity that it was not ,say,"Casque D'or". Fernandel was too old to be a credible Ali.And the woman's lib will moan and groan when they see him on his donkey,followed by his wife who runs behind him.


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