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Sabu and the Magic Ring (1957)

A jungle boy gets involved with a genie.

Director:

George Blair

Writers:

Benedict Freedman (original screenplay), John Fenton Murray (original screenplay) (as John Murray) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Sabu ... Sabu
Daria Massey Daria Massey ... Zumila
William Marshall ... Ubal
Peter Mamakos ... Mazufar
John Doucette ... Kimal
Vladimir Sokoloff ... The Old Fakir
Robin Morse Robin Morse ... Yunan
George Khoury George Khoury ... Phransiga
Bernard Rich Bernard Rich ... Ali
Robert Shafto Robert Shafto ... The Caliph of Samukan
Cyril Delevanti ... Abdul
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Storyline

Sabu, the caliph's elephant boy, finds a ring which he need only rub to summon a hugh genie ready to answer his every wish. Strange adventures and many perils confront Sabu and Zumeela (Daria Massey)as they lose the magic spell when a goose swallows the ring. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Beyond the Veil of MONSTROUS MAGIC...a thousand things can happen to YOU!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 November 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Il colosso di Bagdad See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Featured in Dusk to Dawn Drive-In Trash-o-Rama Show Vol. 8 (2002) See more »

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...or Sabu's Last (and not so great) Adventure
1 May 2017 | by ksimkutchSee all my reviews

Thanks to taking a few too many pages right out of "Arabian Nights" this tiny piece of childish mess or should I say -these pieces- for you see that unambitious ultra light entertainment was originally meant as two different pilots for an unsold Sabu television series lazyingly drags on all for nothing.

Slave boy Sabu (played by...Sabu) finds a magical ring inside his sleazy master's stable (Peter Mamakos) from which pops up a Babylon tower sized genie (William Marshall). Our villainous master is eager to get his greedy little hands on this magical ornament in hopes of taking over the kingdom as Grand Caliph. With the help of his fruit selling good friend (Daria Massey) Sabu sets out to protect their realm.

One glaring issue this particular semi-motion picture has besides Sabu still portraying the same character he portrayed as a small child some twenty years back which holds a certain uncanny valley feeling to it is it's cheap sets (stacks of pale cardboard) and costumes (small chunks of colorful cloth). Everything else is quite average - acting, "cinematography", effects, and the lot. Hokey describes it best unfortunately so since this could have been a pleasant sendoff for Sabu's standard movie role.


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