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Rich oriental lord Cassim's cheeky servant Ali Baba was sent to buy a meaty girl-slave, but brings dancer Morgiane, whom he is enamored with. When he's part of a caravan robbed by Abdel's 40 thieves, Ali hides in a camel hive and thus learns the secret of Sesame cave. With stolen loot he buys Morgiane and his own residence for him and beggar friends. Cassim not only gets him drunk to learn his secret gold source but also plans to rob him at the grand wedding with Morgiane. But Abdel observed them too and invites his 40 robbers.Written by
it is strange to expect more than a nice comedy, not very sophisticated but good occasion for discover the art of Fernandel. in fact, it is one of examples of the seduction of Orient, not very far by the original story but a lovely version, less dramatic and using in smart way the classic clichés. Fernandel is the perfect Ali Baba, giving to his character a sweet vulnerability and a specific charm. and Morguiana, she is the belly dancer who knows to inspire her role from the easy elements of Oriental civilization. so, one of refuge - comedy. after a long work day.
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