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The Thief of Baghdad (1961)

Il ladro di Bagdad (original title)
Approved | | Adventure, Family, Fantasy | 10 August 1961 (USA)
In the time of the Arabian Nights, the city of Baghdad is ruled by Sultan Ali Bajazeth but actually controlled by the scheming Grand Vizier Ghamal. The poor of Baghdad are aided by Karim, the Thief of Baghdad.

Writers:

Augusto Frassinetti (story), Filippo Sanjust (story) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Steve Reeves ... Karim
Giorgia Moll ... Princess Amina (as Georgia Moll)
Arturo Dominici ... Prince Osman
Edy Vessel ... Kadeejah
Daniele Vargas ... Gamal
Antonio Battistella Antonio Battistella ... Sultan of Bagdad
Fanfulla ... Abdul (as Luigi Visconti)
Giancarlo Zarfati Giancarlo Zarfati ... Farid
Gina Mascetti Gina Mascetti ... Aisha the Governess
Mohammed Agrebi Mohammed Agrebi
Ignazio Dolce Ignazio Dolce
Georges Chamarat Georges Chamarat ... Old Magician
Gail Pearl Gail Pearl ... First Ballerina (as Gay Pearl)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rosario Borelli Rosario Borelli
Chignone Chignone ... Monster
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Storyline

In the time of the Arabian Nights, the city of Baghdad is ruled by Sultan Ali Bajazeth but actually controlled by the scheming Grand Vizier Ghamal. The poor of Baghdad are aided by Karim, the Thief of Baghdad.

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The fantastic deeds... The Incredible daring of the thief who defied an empire!


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Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

10 August 1961 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Thief of Baghdad See more »

Filming Locations:

Tunisia See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Italian censorship visa # 34106 delivered on 23-2-1961. See more »

Connections

Remake of The Thief of Bagdad (1924) See more »

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Underrated Arabian Nights Classic.
21 November 2003 | by augustianSee all my reviews

I first saw this film when I was a lad back in 1963. It was probably the most wondrous film I had seen - I must have seen it at least half a dozen times during its run in the cinema.

The story concerns a prince, played by he-man Steve Reeves, who must pass seven tests in order to find a legendary blue rose and thus save the life of a comatose princess, win her hand in marriage and the kingdom.

Under the direction of Arthur Lubin, this film boasts impressive (for its day) special effects, exotic sets and acting that raises itself above other Arabian Nights type films. The characters are well written which include the obligatory villains who are also on the blue rose trail and evil women who pack a deadly punch - or perhaps that should be deadly potion.

I think this rates as a classic of its genre. Catch it if you can.


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