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The Wonders of Aladdin (1961)

Le meraviglie di Aladino (original title)
A poor young man finds a magic lamp that possesses a genie, who will grant the boy three wishes if he sets him free from the lamp.

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Noëlle Adam ...
Djalma
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Omar
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Prince Moluk (as Mario Girotti)
Fausto Tozzi ...
Luigi Tosi
Marco Tulli ...
Fakir
Raymond Bussières ...
Magician
Alberto Farnese ...
Bandit Chieftain
Franco Ressel ...
Vizier's Lieutenant
Vittorio Bonos ...
Lamp Merchant
Adriana Facchetti ...
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A poor young man finds a magic lamp that possesses a genie, who will grant the boy three wishes if he sets him free from the lamp.

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13 December 1961 (USA)  »

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Trivia

This one of three films that Lux was going to produce starring 'Steve Reeves' (they had co-produced Ercole e la regina di Lidia (1959)). They were able to get Reeves for the other two productions, The Thief of Baghdad (1961) and Morgan, the Pirate (1960). See more »

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Referenced in Leading Man with Reed Birney (2013) See more »

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I saw it in a theatre.
28 September 2003 | by (Portland Oregon USA) – See all my reviews

I had the remarkable experience of seeing this in a theatre. A local dollar movie got a copy of it about the time Disney's Aladdin came out and sh0wed it for matinees one weekend. Strangely, they didn't also get the LENS they needed for the widescreen presentation so it was all crunched horizontally and everybody was half as wide or twice as tall as normal. Add that to the fact that the movie itself is kind of dopey and absurd, with lots of good actors wasting their efforts, and the INSANE use of Vittorio De Sica playing the genie as a guy standing around in a choir robe, in footage shot elsewhere probably in about half an hour, and just matted into a cloud in the corner of the screen, and I'd classify this as one of the most frightening Mario Bava movie I've ever seen.


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