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Release Date:
10 August 1961 (USA) See more »
The fantastic deeds... The Incredible daring of the thief who defied an empire!
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. | Add synopsis »
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In Its Best Moments: Enchanting See more (33 total) »


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Steve Reeves ... Karim

Giorgia Moll ... Princess Amina (as Georgia Moll)
Arturo Dominici ... Prince Osman

Edy Vessel ... Kadeejah

Daniele Vargas ... Gamal
Antonio Battistella ... Sultan of Bagdad

Fanfulla ... Abdul (as Luigi Visconti)
Giancarlo Zarfati ... Farid

Gina Mascetti ... Aisha the Governess
Mohammed Agrebi
Ignazio Dolce
Georges Chamarat ... Old Magician
Gail Pearl ... First Ballerina (as Gay Pearl)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rosario Borelli
Chignone ... Monster
Walter Grant
Joudi Mohammed Jamil ... (english version)

Mario Passante
Gian Paolo Rosmino ... Chamberlain (english version) (as Antonio Rosmino)
Archie Savage
Fortunato Arena ... Prison Guards' Captain (uncredited)
Eduardo Bergamo ... Amina's Suitor (uncredited)
Franco Cobianchi ... Amina's Suitor (uncredited)
Gloria Milland ... Amina's Handmaid (uncredited)
Tony Radecki ... Amina's Suitor (uncredited)
Frazier Rippy ... Amina's Suitor (uncredited)
Anita Todesco ... Amina's Handmaid (uncredited)

Directed by
Bruno Vailati 
Arthur Lubin (french version)
Writing credits
Augusto Frassinetti (story) &
Filippo Sanjust (story) &
Bruno Vailati (story)

Augusto Frassinetti (screenplay) &
Filippo Sanjust (screenplay) &
Bruno Vailati (screenplay)

Douglas Fairbanks  dialogue (as Douglas Fairbanks Sr.)

Produced by
Mario Basili .... supervising producer
Mario Di Biase .... supervising producer
Bruno Vailati .... producer
Original Music by
Carlo Rustichelli 
Cinematography by
Tonino Delli Colli (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Gene Ruggiero 
Art Direction by
Flavio Mogherini 
Set Decoration by
Massimo Tavazzi 
Costume Design by
Georges K. Benda  (as Georges Benda)
Makeup Department
Romolo de Martino .... makeup artist
Adalgisa Favella .... hair stylist
Production Management
Nello Meniconi .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Roberto Fizz .... assistant director (as Roberto Fiz)
Art Department
Joseph Nathanson .... miniatures
Giuseppe Ranieri .... assistant set decorator
Special Effects by
Tom Howard .... special photographic effects (as Thomas Howard)
Camera and Electrical Department
Franco Delli Colli .... camera operator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Giorgio Desideri .... assistant costume designer
Location Management
André Bessis .... location manager: Tunisia
Music Department
Carlo Savina .... conductor
Other crew
Barbara Fusch .... script supervisor
Joseph E. Levine .... presenter: U.S. version
Paul Steffen .... choreographer
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Il ladro di Bagdad" - Italy (original title)
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100 min | West Germany:88 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
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Italian censorship visa # 34106 delivered on 23-2-1961.See more »
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12 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
In Its Best Moments: Enchanting, 26 November 1999
Author: Mark M (Giese) ( from Racine, WI, US(A)

Even though this film would understandably be considered juvenile by many (and I very much enjoyed it as a child), I still, as a middle-aged adult, like it very much. (I can't say this for many other things I liked as a child.)

If one watches it with "fairy tale" in mind, that goes a long way in preventing adult over-criticism.

One of the movie books (Maltin) says it is "occasionally atmospheric." I definitely agree.

Also, it has a pretty musical theme that repeats.

A favorite film of mine.

--Mark M Racine, WI, US(A)

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