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The Wizard of Baghdad (1960)

Approved | | Comedy | December 1960 (USA)
A genie turned mortal after his many failures is sent to Baghdad. As his last chance to prove himself he must help a prince and princess fulfill a prophecy.

Director:

George Sherman

Writers:

Jesse Lasky Jr. (screenplay) (as Jesse L. Lasky Jr.), Pat Silver (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Dick Shawn ... Genii-Ali Mahmud
Diane Baker ... Princess Yasmin
Barry Coe ... Prince Husan
John Van Dreelen ... Sultan Jullnar
Robert F. Simon ... Shamadin
Vaughn Taylor ... Norodeen
Michael David Michael David ... Chieftain Meroki
Stanley Adams ... Warden Kvetch
William Edmonson ... Asmodeus
Fred Scheiwiller Fred Scheiwiller ... 1st Wrestler
Stan Molek Stan Molek ... 2nd Wrestler
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A genie turned mortal after his many failures is sent to Baghdad. As his last chance to prove himself he must help a prince and princess fulfill a prophecy.

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ENTER A WORLD OF 1001 THRILLS! (original ad - all caps) See more »

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Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

December 1960 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ali, Itämaan taikuri See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Shelley Berman was originally signed by producer Sam Katzman for the movie, according to columnist Hedda Hopper, but was replaced by Dick Shawn. See more »

Goofs

When the magic carpet is flying, you can see the wires holding it up. See more »

Soundtracks

Eni Menie Geni
Lyrics by Diane Lampert and Peter Farrow
Music by David Saxon
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You need to see it thru a child'd eyes
21 April 2009 | by greg49-2See all my reviews

I saw this movie as a 7 year old and thought it was great. I was not worried about plot and great acting. As a child I saw it as fun. Pre Harry Potter Magic, good vs evil. If you are going to judge it as an adult, pan it all you want, but if you see it a a film a child might enjoy, you might get a totally different point of view. Your children might enjoy it more than "Citizen Kane" or "On the Waterfront". There are a lot of great movies out there, and I could care less if Dick Shawn's acting wasn't perfect or the script was terrible. I wanted to be entertained and as a child I was. I really don't think this was a movie made for an adult audience. Who cares if you could see the wires or they used co2 to simulate clouds. It was the 60's. Star Wars had not changed the way we looked at special effects. Like the old Flash Gorden Serials or Superman of the 40's. They were what they were, and kids loved them.


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