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Aladdin and His Wonder Lamp (1906)

Aladin ou la lampe merveilleuse (original title)
The legend of Aladdin and his magic lamp: Aladdin finds a magic lamp which brings him wealth, luxury, and marriage to a princess. But his rival, an evil magician, steals the lamp for ... See full summary »

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The legend of Aladdin and his magic lamp: Aladdin finds a magic lamp which brings him wealth, luxury, and marriage to a princess. But his rival, an evil magician, steals the lamp for himself. Aladdin must regain the lamp or lose everything. Written by Snow Leopard

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Charming turn-of-the-century fantasy
19 April 2017 | by See all my reviews

Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp (1906) is a Melies-inspired fantasy, one of the best of its period. It features a plethora of old-fashioned, in-camera effects as well as hand-tinted coloring. The story is told simply and with charm. Much of it seems to foreshadow both the 1924 and 1940 versions of The Thief of Bagdad in terms of creating a otherworldly and exotic realm, more imagination than the actual middle east.

There are no intertitles and likely expected its 1900s audiences to be familiar with the fairy tale, so if you are not familiar with the original Aladdin story (which, unlike the Disney version, features Aladdin's mother and two genies), I would get thee to Wikipedia first.


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