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The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958)

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When a princess is shrunken by an evil wizard, Sinbad must undertake a quest to an island of monsters to cure her and prevent a war.

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Nathan Juran

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Ken Kolb (as Kenneth Kolb)
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Complete credited cast:
Kerwin Mathews ... Sinbad
Kathryn Grant ... Princess Parisa
Richard Eyer ... The Genie
Torin Thatcher ... Sokurah the Magician
Alec Mango ... Caliph
Danny Green ... Karim
Harold Kasket Harold Kasket ... Sultan
Alfred Brown Alfred Brown ... Harufa
Nana DeHerrera Nana DeHerrera ... Sadi (as Nana de Herrera)
Nino Falanga Nino Falanga ... Gaunt Sailor
Luis Guedes Luis Guedes ... Crewman
Virgilio Teixeira ... Ali
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While sailing with Princess Parisa to Baghdad to their wedding, Sinbad finds the Colossa Island and anchors his vessel to get supplies for the starving crew. Sinbad and his men help the magician Sokurah to escape from a Cyclops that attacks them, and Sokurah uses a magic lamp with a boy jinni to help them; however, their boat sinks and he loses the lamp. Sokurah offers a small fortune to Sinbad to return to Colossa, but he does not accept and heads to Baghdad. The citizens and the Caliph of Baghdad are celebrating the peace with Chandra, and they offer a feast to the Sultan of Chandra. Sakurah requests a ship and crew to return to Colossa but the Caliph refuses to jeopardize his countrymen. However, the treacherous magician shrinks the princess and when the desperate Sinbad seeks him out, he tells that he needs to return to Colossa to get the ingredient necessary for the magic potion. But Sinbad has only his friend Harufa to travel with him, and he decides to enlist a doubtful crew in... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 December 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Le septième voyage de Sinbad See more »

Filming Locations:

England, UK See more »

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Budget:

$650,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$6,976,000
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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

With one last scene left to shoot, star Kerwin Mathews, playing Sinbad, got very ill in Barcelona, in bed with a 107-degree fever. Producer Charles H. Schneer came to Kerwin, and kindly asked him, "Would you come and do this one shot?" Trooper that he was, Kerwin agreed to do the scene, where Sinbad was steering his ship through a storm (with everyone else on board in agony from the sounds of screaming demons from a nearby island). In the middle of the day, he was propped up against the ship's wheel, and the fire department siphoned water from the local harbor, pelting him and the rest of the cast on the ship with water, dead rats and other things. A still from this scene was on the cover of the film's original 1958 Colpix Records LP (mono) soundtrack by Bernard Herrmann, something that Kerwin was very proud of. (Varese Sarabande Records reissued the album with this same cover in 1980, but for the first time ever, in stereo.) See more »

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Bagdad (Baghdad) is not located on the ocean. It is an inland city on the Tigris River, approximately 400 miles from the Persian Gulf. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Sinbad: Harufa.
Harufa: Aye, captain?
Sinbad: Sound for a depth.
Harufa: A sounding? Here?
Sinbad: Aye.
Harufa: Aye, captain.
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Alternate Versions

To receive the original 'A' certificate in 1958 and then a 'U' certificate in 1962 the original UK cinema release was heavily cut by the BBFC who completely removed the skeleton fight, as well as making edits to the man roasting on a spit, the dancing snake woman, close-up shots of the Cyclops, and scenes of minor violence including fighting and shots of dead bodies. All later video releases were restored and uncut. See more »

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A Delightful Adventure with Cyclops, Dragon, Magician, Magic Lamp and Jinni
29 October 2010 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

While sailing with Princess Parisa (Kathryn Grant) to Baghdad to their wedding, Sinbad (Kerwin Mathews) finds the Colossa Island and anchors his vessel to get supplies for the starving crew. Sinbad and his men help the magician Sokurah (Torin Thatcher) to escape from a Cyclops that attacks them, and Sokurah uses a magic lamp with a boy jinni to help them; however, their boat sinks and he loses the lamp. Sokurah offers a small fortune to Sinbad to return to Colossa, but he does not accept and heads to Baghdad. The citizens and the Caliph of Baghdad (Alec Mango) are celebrating the peace with Chandra, and they offer a feast to the Sultan of Chandra (Harold Kasket). Sakurah requests a ship and crew to return to Colossa but the Caliph refuses to jeopardize his countrymen. However, the treacherous magician shrinks the princess and when the desperate Sinbad seeks him out, he tells that he needs to return to Colossa to get the ingredient necessary for the magic potion. But Sinbad has only his friend Harufa (Alfred Brown) to travel with him, and he decides to enlist a doubtful crew in the prison of Baghdad, in the beginning of his dangerous voyage to Colossa to save the princess and avoid the eminent war between Chandra and Baghdad.

This is the first time that I have watched "The 7th Voyage of Sinbad", a delightful adventure with Cyclops, dragon, magician, magic lamp and jinni. The special effects are fantastic for a 1958 film and I have really loved this movie. It is intriguing to see the magician foresee the destruction of Baghdad, with wrecked buildings and women and children murdered. In the end, I have had the sensation that I have lost something in my childhood missing this pleasant and entertaining movie when I was a child. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Simbad e a Princesa" ("Sinbad and the Princess")


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