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Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (1907)

Ali Baba et les quarante voleurs (original title)
Not Rated | | Short, Drama, Fantasy | 23 November 1907 (USA)
The legend of Ali Baba and the forty thieves: Ali Baba discovers a hidden cave where a band of thieves have stored their enormous treasure. Cassim also learns about the cave, but he is ... See full summary »

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Segundo de Chomón
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The legend of Ali Baba and the forty thieves: Ali Baba discovers a hidden cave where a band of thieves have stored their enormous treasure. Cassim also learns about the cave, but he is caught by the thieves and put to death. Knowing that their secret has been found out, the thieves devise a trick in an attempt to kill Ali Baba and anyone else who might know about their hiding place. Written by Snow Leopard

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Short | Drama | Fantasy

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Has a great final shot that I thought was worth seeing
21 April 2007 | by bob the mooSee all my reviews

A very early version of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves this French film is interesting for its colouring but also for its solid narrative as yet again Pathé delivers a story that spreads over several scenes and requires attention. The sets are mostly good although it was the technical aspect of the filming that impressed me most. The colouring was the most obvious because it was very well done and really did a great job of bringing out an Arabian feel that the film benefited from.

More impressive though was the elaborate shot at the very end of the film where women are built into the set, which is animated and also coloured. It is very impressive and made the short a lot more worth while than it was for the story alone. Worth seeing for the technical side in a historical context.


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France

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French

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23 November 1907 (USA) See more »

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Pathé Frères See more »
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Silent

Color:

Color (hand-colored)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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