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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.

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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 ... 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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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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Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

10 August 1961 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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The original screenplay, as well as the paperback novelization, featured a scene in which Steve Reeves battles a giant crab underwater. That sequence was either never filmed, or discarded. See more »

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Remake of The Thief of Bagdad (1940) See more »

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Reeves' best film.
10 October 2001 | by kapnkirkSee all my reviews

This is Reeves' best film. It's got it all - a love story, humor, adventure and last but not least a pretty good musical score. Reeves plays Karim a thief who falls in love with a princess. When the princess Amina has a sleeping curse placed on her, Karim must find the only cure - a blue rose. A party sets out from the palace to find the blue rose with the winner getting the hand of the princess in marriage.

The special effects are nothing by today's standards but Reeves and Moll exude a considerable rapport, due in no small part to Arthur Lubin's direction.


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