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Captain Sindbad (1963)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Family | 19 June 1963 (USA)
The peaceful kingdom of Baristan has an evil ruler named El-Carim. He plans to capture his rival, Sindbad, who will soon return from sea in order to marry Princess Jana. The Princess ... See full summary »

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Princess Jana
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El Kerim (as Pedro Armendariz)
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Galgo
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Quinius
Helmuth Schneider ...
Bendar
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Lady-in-Waiting
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The King
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Rolf
James Dobson ...
Iffritch
Maurice Marsac ...
Ahmed
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Col. Kabar
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Aram
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The peaceful kingdom of Baristan has an evil ruler named El-Carim. He plans to capture his rival, Sindbad, who will soon return from sea in order to marry Princess Jana. The Princess convinces the magician Galgo to turn her into a small bird, so that she may fly off to warn Sinbad of the trap set against him. She flies off just as Galgo is discovered by the guards, who take him to El-Carim. As Sindbad and his crew sail towards Baristan, the Princess-Firebird descends and lands on the ship. But before she can deliver the message, El-Carim transforms the guards into giant human falcons, to drop rocks onto Sindbad's ship sinking it. However, Sindbad and some of his crew have survived, and they carefully make their way to shore. Galgo makes his arm stretch out to an enormous length, long enough to grab El-Carim's magic ring, but the evil king wakes up in time to burn Galgo's hand. Sindbad manages to get arrested, and soon appears before the dictator as a petty thief. El-Carim is not ...

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Henry Brandon, who played the evil Silas Barnaby in Babes in Toyland, plays Colonel Kabar in Captain Sindbad. See more »

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In the scene with the crocodiles/alligators in the swamp, wires can be seen pulling the animals towards the terrified man. See more »

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Galgo: There are three men before whom a woman need have no shame: her husband, her doctor and her magician.
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Featured in Fantastic Fantasy Fright-o-Rama Show Vol. 1 (1996) See more »

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Loads of fun for Sinbad and fantasy fans
6 February 2001 | by (New Orleans, Louisiana) – See all my reviews

Through many viewings I've enjoyed this Sin(d)bad film much more than any in the better-known Columbia/Harryhausen series, which I thought had great monsters but dull stories and heroes. This one has it all: gorgeous color photography, interesting plot and characters, and unusual monsters (including an invisible (!) dragon. The late Guy Williams is fine as Sinbad, and more mature and dignified than any in the Columbia films. And Pedro Armendariz, in one of his last roles before his untimely cancer-related death, is simply wonderful as the villain, El Karim. This film (produced by the same folks who gave us "Gorgo") is aimed at young audiences, but I've watched it with viewers of varying age, and never run across anyone who wasn't delighted with it.


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