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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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Cast

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
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Barnete Robert Barnete ... Jafa
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Storyline

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 »

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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

As a result of cost-cutting measures, Richard Eyer, who played Barani the Genie, did not go to Spain, where most of the picture was filmed. In the actual location shoots, a Spanish boy doubled for Eyer (in the flaming cartwheel scene, and seen from behind when talking with the other characters in the film's ending); his scenes were filmed in less than 3 weeks at a studio in Los Angeles, at a salary of $600 a day. (The only cast member to actually interact with him in his scenes is Kathryn Grant.) While proud of his role, Eyer regretted not going to Spain for the location shoot. See more »

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In his close-up on the poop deck, Karim's big hoop earring can be clearly seen to be tied to his (unpierced) ear by a string emerging from his bandanna. 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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Great family film
13 September 2004 | by abdullah-5See all my reviews

The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad is one of my all time favourite movies. Great cast, great villain, great script and just the right balance of absolutely fantastic Ray Harryhausen special effects (without being excessive or absurd - as in the ridiculous and completely unbelievable baboon who appears to star in the deeply inferior 'Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger', 1977).

Kerwyn Mathews stars as Sinbad minus the traditional beard, but compensates by showing off as much chest hair and his forearms as possible. Critics have describe him as a little wooden but I disagree. I thought he was just great for the part and plays it well. Its not Shakespeare after all. My three year old son still joins in shouting 'Parisa !' and 'Sakura !' whenever we watch this movie.

The gorgeous Katherine Grant is a beautiful Princess named Parisa (and not in a slightly sleazy, ever so tartish fashion that we see foisted on Caroline Munro in the 1974 'Golden Voyage of Sinbad').

Torin Thatcher, born in Bombay and therefore possibly the token 'Asian' in this flick, is absolutely marvelous as Sakura, the evil wizard or magician (it's never made quite clear what side of the fence he sits on, or why). He exudes evil even before it made clear that he's a resident baddie.

This is a really great family movie above all else. Everyone except the eternally idle, the immature and clinically over-cynical teenagers can sit through this and find something enjoyable - even the music and scenery (the caption reads: Bagdad, but in fact it's Granada, Spain). I might also add that it makes a very pleasant change to see a movie in English where the bloke who says 'Allah' in his sentences is not some dreadful caricatured half-mad terrorist looking to kill innocents. Its good to be able to sit down with the kids and watch a film that everyone likes for a change.

My only, only complaint with this film is the silly voice they have given the child-genie. Very unnecassary and distracting from an otherwise excellent piece of cinema viewing. Five stars or ten, whichever is highest.


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