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A Thousand and One Nights (1945)

Tongue-in-cheek fantasy film set in Baghdad and loosely based on the One Thousand and One Nights medieval story.

Director:

Alfred E. Green

Writers:

Wilfred H. Petitt (screenplay) (as Wilfrid H. Pettitt), Richard English (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Evelyn Keyes ... Babs
Phil Silvers ... Abdullah
Adele Jergens ... Princess Armina
Cornel Wilde ... Aladdin
Dusty Anderson ... Novira
Dennis Hoey ... Sultan Kamar Al-Kir / Prince Hadji
Philip Van Zandt ... Grand Wazir AbuHassan
Gus Schilling Gus Schilling ... Jafar
Nestor Paiva ... Kahim
Rex Ingram ... Giant
Richard Hale ... Kofir
John Abbott ... Ali
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Storyline

On the run after being found sweet-talking the Sultan's daughter, Aladdin comes upon a lamp which, when rubbed, summons up Babs the genie. He uses it to return as a visiting prince asking for the princess's hand. Unfortunately for him, the sultan's wicked twin brother has secretly usurped the throne, someone else is after the lamp for his own ends, and Babs has taken a shine to Aladdin herself and is bent on wrecking his endeavours. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Taglines:

THE TECHNICOLOR STORY OF ALADDIN and his wonderful VAMP! (original ad - many caps)


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 July 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

1001 Nights See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The hero is introduced several times as "Aladdin of Cathay" referring to Marco Polo's name for (Northern) China. In the original Arabian Nights tale, Aladdin is a Chinese lad and his adventure takes place in a rather Arabian-seeming China. No attempt is made to make Cornel Wilde look Chinese. See more »

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Referenced in Kanya Ya Ma Kan, Beyrouth (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

All or Nothing at All
(1940) (uncredited)
Music by Arthur Altman
Lyrics by Jack Lawrence
Performed by Phil Silvers at the finale, miming to the 1940 recording sung by Frank Sinatra
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Beautiful Color
22 April 2007 | by kerrydragonSee all my reviews

I love old color movies from the forties,especially Arabian tales and adventure movies.Maria Montez comes to mind also.The genie was wonderfully cast in this movie.Evelyn Keyes plays a hip genie who dresses even sharper.Adele Jergens was miscast as the princess and should of been replaced by her handmaiden dusty anderson,a promising actress who was reduced to mostly uncredited roles.The costumes are spectacular in the film,and the sets are also dazzling.Charming and rather humble by todays mega-standards, I enjoy these movies more because of their charm.The array of colors in this movie is dazzling,especially the clothes.Andy dick could of played aladdin's sidekick and lindsay lohan the genie if this movie was to ever be remade.


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