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The Wizard of Baghdad (1960)

Unrated | | 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.

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Cast overview:
... Genii-Ali Mahmud
... Princess Yasmin
... Prince Husan
... Sultan Jullnar
... Shamadin
... Norodeen
Michael David ... Chieftain Meroki
... Warden Kvetch
William Edmonson ... Asmodeus
Fred Scheiwiller ... 1st Wrestler
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)

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December 1960 (USA)  »

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Ali, Itämaan taikuri  »

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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 »

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

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Written by Marshall Barer and Dean Fuller
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You need to see it thru a child'd eyes
21 April 2009 | by See 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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