Son of Sinbad (1955)

PG  |   |  Action, Adventure, Fantasy  |  2 June 1955 (USA)
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Legendary pirate and adventurer Sinbad is in single-minded pursuit of two things: beautiful women and a substance called Greek Fire--an early version of gunpowder.


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Complete credited cast:
Mari Blanchard ...
Jay Novello ...
Raymond Greenleaf ...
Simon Aristides
Nejla Ates ...
Dancer in market
Kalantan ...
Dancer in desert
Ian MacDonald ...
Donald Randolph ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Connie Cane ...
Harem Girl
Laura Carroll ...
Leonteen Danies ...
Slave Girl


Sinbad was pursuing a secret weapon: Greek Fire. Attributed to the ancient Greeks, it was composed of pitch or bitumen, sulfur, and other ingredients. It was used in naval warfare and the Romans also made use of it but with the fall of the ancient Western world, it was temporarily forgotten, but it was rediscovered by the Arabs from whom European Crusaders also learned the method of making it. Written by Deusvolt

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HOLD ON TO YOUR TURBANS! Here comes Adventure's boldest son!


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Release Date:

2 June 1955 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Nights in a Harem  »

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(RCA Sound System)



Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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Filmed in 1953, not released until 1955 mostly due to censorship troubles over Lili St. Cyr's risqué belly-dance. See more »


Sinbad: [Outside a cave] Open Sesame, OPEN SESAME
Kristina: [to a donkey tied to a contraption that opens the doorway] Sesame
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References Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (1944) See more »

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Getting Howard's end in.
22 March 2004 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Awesome booberama classic from RKO's master breast man, Howard Hughes, this 3D (cup?) extravaganza is a must see for anyone keen for desert showgirl antics and scantily clad harem chases....every stripper and burlesque queen in the greater LA area must have got a gig on this notorious Technicolor romp. In 3D it would have knocked BOTH your eyes out (to paraphrase THE FRENCH LINE's Jane Russell promo). Famous for it's censorship wrangles and delayed release, SON OF SINBAD is like a kids film made for dirty old fact that is exactly what it is......Vincent Price plays the whole thing like he is really Eve Arden.

The corridor of boobs in the last reel must have been a 3D wet dream. Poor old RKO was reduced to being a craftsmanship studio making (now funny) trash by this stage and barely made any films in this period that have lasted because of quality.

Probably only SLIGHTLY SCARLET is their best film of this time; this is at the other end of the scale ....or maybe the gusset of the assembly line.

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