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Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (1954)

Ali Baba et les 40 voleurs (original title)
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 ... See full summary »

Director:

Jacques Becker

Writers:

Cesare Zavattini (story), Jacques Becker (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Fernandel ... Ali Baba
Samia Gamal ... Morgiane
Dieter Borsche ... Abdel, bandit chief
Henri Vilbert Henri Vilbert ... Cassim
Édouard Delmont Édouard Delmont ... Harun, Père de Morgiane
Edmond Ardisson ... Mendiant
Manuel Gary Manuel Gary ... Mendiant
Julien Maffre Julien Maffre ... Mendiant
Leopoldo Francés Leopoldo Francés
Gaston Orbal Gaston Orbal ... Mufti
Bob Ingarao Bob Ingarao ... Un bandit
Yôko Tani
Fanfan Minucci Fanfan Minucci
José Casa José Casa ... Mendiant
Abdelhaq Chraibi Abdelhaq Chraibi
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Storyline

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 KGF Vissers

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

21 December 1954 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Dance of Desire See more »

Filming Locations:

Tioute, Taroudant, Morocco See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Les Films du Cyclope See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Soundtracks

Ali Baba
Music by Paul Misraki
Lyrics by Jean Manse
Performed by Fernandel
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nice
11 July 2017 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

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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