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
HOLD ON TO YOUR TURBANS! Here comes Adventure's boldest son!
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The film was shot in 3D, but when it was finally released in 1955, two years after it was completed, it was converted to Superscope widescreen. However, prints shown on TCM are in 4:3 fullscreen. See more
[Outside a cave
Open Sesame, OPEN SESAME
[to a donkey tied to a contraption that opens the doorway