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The Thief of Baghdad (1961)

Il ladro di Bagdad (original title)
Approved | | Adventure, Family, Fantasy | 10 August 1961 (USA)
In the time of the Arabian Nights, the city of Baghdad is ruled by Sultan Ali Bajazeth but actually controlled by the scheming Grand Vizier Ghamal. The poor of Baghdad are aided by Karim, the Thief of Baghdad.

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Cast

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Karim
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Princess Amina (as Georgia Moll)
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Prince Osman
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Kadeejah
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Gamal
Antonio Battistella ...
Sultan of Bagdad
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Abdul (as Luigi Visconti)
Giancarlo Zarfati ...
Farid
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Aisha the Governess
Mohammed Agrebi
Ignazio Dolce
Georges Chamarat ...
Old Magician
Gail Pearl ...
First Ballerina (as Gay Pearl)
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Storyline

In the time of the Arabian Nights, the city of Baghdad is ruled by Sultan Ali Bajazeth but actually controlled by the scheming Grand Vizier Ghamal. The poor of Baghdad are aided by Karim, the Thief of Baghdad.

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The fantastic deeds... The Incredible daring of the thief who defied an empire!


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10 August 1961 (USA)  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Eastmancolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Italian censorship visa # 34106 delivered on 23-2-1961. See more »

Connections

Featured in Kolossal - i magnifici Macisti (1977) See more »

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A good surprise in Steve Reeves' career.
30 September 2001 | by (Rio de Janeiro - Brazil) – See all my reviews

I remember how great I found this movie when I first saw it as a child. Entertaining, inviting, beautifully scored and visually exciting, it was a good surprise for me, a muscle-movies fan then.

I found Steve Reeves could show something else than his stunning muscles. He gives this time a very lighthearted performance - surprisingly, I guess, for his legions of fans - a step ahead of his habitual towering figure and dark persona. He shows, maybe for the one and only time, that he could create a character that goes beyond himself, in this case, Karim, the Thief of Bagdad. Convincingly, this is the point. In excellent, slimmer shape, smiling, it was Steve Reeves in his apex, in a delightful, colorful movie.

This is a very lovable movie, and I rate it as the best in his career, if you put the seminal 'Hercules' aside as 'hors-concours'.


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