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The 7th Voyage of Sinbad -- Sinbad battles a man-eating cyclops, a fire-breathing dragon and a two-headed roc in this legendarytale of adventure and romance on the high seas.
The 7th Voyage of Sinbad -- When a princess is shrunken by an evil wizard, Sinbad must undertake a quest to an island of monsters to cure her and prevent a war.


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Release Date:
23 December 1958 (USA) See more »
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When a princess is shrunken by an evil wizard, Sinbad must undertake a quest to an island of monsters to cure her and prevent a war. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Kerwin Mathews ... Sinbad

Kathryn Grant ... Princess Parisa
Richard Eyer ... The Genie
Torin Thatcher ... Sokurah the Magician
Alec Mango ... Caliph
Danny Green ... Karim
Harold Kasket ... Sultan
Alfred Brown ... Harufa
Nana DeHerrera ... Sadi (as Nana de Herrera)
Nino Falanga ... Gaunt Sailor
Luis Guedes ... Crewman
Virgilio Teixeira ... Ali

Directed by
Nathan Juran 
Writing credits
Ken Kolb (written by) (as Kenneth Kolb)

Ray Harryhausen  story (uncredited)

Produced by
Charles H. Schneer .... producer
Ray Harryhausen .... associate producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Bernard Herrmann 
Cinematography by
Wilkie Cooper (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Edwin H. Bryant  (as Edwin Bryant)
Jerome Thoms 
Art Direction by
Gil Parrondo  (as Gil Parrendo)
Set Decoration by
José Algueró (uncredited)
Production Management
Luis Roberts .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Pedro de Juan .... assistant director
Eugenio Martín .... assistant director (as Eugenio Martin)
Sound Department
John P. Livadary .... recording supervisor (as John Livadary)
Special Effects by
George Lofgren .... technical assistant
Visual Effects by
Ray Harryhausen .... special visual effects creator
Enzo Musumeci Greco .... stunt supervisor (as Enzo Musumeci-Greco)
Camera and Electrical Department
Steve Birtles .... electrician (uncredited)
Maurice Gillett .... chief electrician (uncredited)
Music Department
Robb Navrides .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Other crew
Bob Gill .... main titles
Henri Jaffa .... Technicolor color consultant
Enzo Musumeci Greco .... fencing master (uncredited)

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88 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Australia:G | Australia:PG (DVD rating) | Canada:G (Ontario) | Finland:K-16 | Ireland:PG | Netherlands:14 (original rating) (1958) | Sweden:15 | UK:U (video rating) (1988) (1994) (2000) (2008) (uncut) | UK:U (re-rating) (1962) (cut) | UK:A (original rating) (1958) (cut) | USA:Approved (MPAA rating: certificate #18906) | USA:G (1975) | West Germany:12

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"Dynamation" (a portmanteau of "dynamic animation") the name of the visual effects technique created by Ray Harryhausen, was introduced for this film. The name was coined by producer Charles H. Schneer, who decided that he and Ray needed a gimmick to sell this technique, and distinguish the model animation technique from cartoon animation (which was not taken seriously, even back in the day). Schneer got the inspiration from a car he owned, a Buick (which he rode along Sunset Boulevard to the studio each morning), with the name "DynaFlow" printed on the car's wheel, and was so impressed that he wanted a name similar to this, but dropped "flow" and added "mation" (from "animation"). This new brand was heavily promoted, especially in the film's original 1958 "This is Dynamation" theatrical trailer, and billed as "The New Miracle of the Screen" in the opening credits. The "Dynamation" process would also go by different names in some of Schneer & Harryhausen's later films: "SuperDynamation" for The 3 Worlds of Gulliver (1960) and Mysterious Island (1961), and as of The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (1973), "Dynarama". Ironically, the 1975 reissue of this film (re-released to capitalize on the success of "Golden Voyage") bills the process as "Dynarama", rather than "Dynamation".See more »
Revealing mistakes: As the crew arrives on the island, they see a wooden cage with a skeleton hanging inside. In reality, the bones would fall apart as the body dried out. In the scene, the wires holding the bones together are clearly seen.See more »
Barani - the Genie:I cannot return to the real world until I am called by my name... Barani.See more »
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26 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
A Dazzling Odyssey!, 30 March 2000

Captain Sinbad must save a miniature princess and the peace between two kingdoms in this monumental adventure film from producer Charles Schneer and director Nathan Juran. Sinbad must get the shell of the legendary Roc's egg on Colossa Island as an ingredient for evil magician Sokurah's potion that will bring the princess back to size. Along the way, we are treated to glimpses of cyclops, a dragon, a fighting skeleton, a snake woman, and some of the greatest stop-motion animation techniques to grace the screen. Ray Harryhausen does a splendid job with his animation and makes this film a true joy to watch. The acting is very good overall; Kerwin Matthews plays a very agile and affable Sinbad, Richard Eyer(from The Invisible Boy) plays a sad genie, and Torin Thatcher is superb as the villainous magician bent on supreme power. A magical voyage indeed!

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