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Bagdad (1949)

An English-educated Bedouin princess returns to Bagdad to find her father murdered, a corrupt ruling Pasha in charge and various local factions warring for control of the Caliphate.

Director:

Charles Lamont

Writers:

Tamara Hovey (story), Robert Hardy Andrews (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Maureen O'Hara ... Princess Marjan
Paul Hubschmid ... Hassan (as Paul Christian)
Vincent Price ... Pasha Ali Nadim
John Sutton ... Raizul
Jeff Corey ... Mohammed Jao
Frank Puglia ... Saleel
David Bauer ... Mahmud (as David Wolfe)
Fritz Leiber ... Emir
Otto Waldis ... Marengo
Leon Belasco ... Beggar
Anne P. Kramer Anne P. Kramer ... Tirza (as Ann Pearce)
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Storyline

A Bedouin princess returns to Bagdad after being educated in England, only to find that her father has been treacherously murdered by the head of the Black Robes, a group of renegades. She is hosted by the Pasha, who is the corrupt representative of the national government. She is also courted by Prince Hassan, who is falsely accused of the murder. The plot revolves around her attempts to bring the killer to justice while being courted by the Pasha. Written by <salisbur@peruvian.cs.utah.edu>

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Lips against lips... sword against sword... in the world's fabulous city of sin! See more »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Trivia

A howling female camel ruined take after take. The camel's owner finally determined that her howls were cries of passion, as she had had fallen in love...with Vincent Price. (From "Vincent Price: A Daughter's Biography" by Victoria Price.) See more »

Quotes

Hassan: I'm not leaving, your going to ride to my people. It's dangerous for you here.
Princess Marjan: If I leave How will you keep the soldier entertained? Will you dance for them? And Sing?
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Connections

Referenced in Svengoolie: The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Song of the Desert
Music by Frank Skinner
Lyrics by Jack Brooks
Performed by Maureen O'Hara
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Glorious technicolor, Radiant Maureen O'Hara!
9 March 2000 | by oguer22656See all my reviews

The costumes, locations, and action make up for the thin plot in this story of a princess in search of her father's murderer. True, there are holes in the story, Maureen O'Hara as a red-haired Turkish princess takes a stretch of imagination, but the look of the film is wonderful. Vincent Price, as always, makes a menacing villian. One wishes there was more romance, however. A good time, nonetheless.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 November 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bagdad See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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