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The Wonders of Aladdin (1961)

Le meraviglie di Aladino (original title)
A poor young man finds a magic lamp that possesses a genie, who will grant the boy three wishes if he sets him free from the lamp.

Directors:

Mario Bava, Henry Levin

Writers:

Luther Davis (screenplay), Stefano Strucchi (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Donald O'Connor ... Aladdin
Noëlle Adam ... Djalma (as Noelle Adam)
Vittorio De Sica ... Genie
Aldo Fabrizi ... Sultan
Terence Hill ... Prince Moluk (as Mario Girotti)
Fausto Tozzi ... Grand Vizier
Raymond Bussières ... Magician (as Raimond Bussieres)
Milton Reid ... Omar
Alberto Farnese Alberto Farnese ... Bandit Chieftain
Marco Tulli Marco Tulli ... Fakir
Giovanna Galletti ... Midwife
Adriana Facchetti Adriana Facchetti ... Benhai - Aladdin's Mother
Franco Ressel ... Vizier's Lieutenant
Michèle Mercier ... Princess Zaina (as Michele Mercier)
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Storyline

A poor young man finds a magic lamp that possesses a genie, who will grant the boy three wishes if he sets him free from the lamp.

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Meet The Amazing Genie Of The Lamp! Battle The Evil Grand Vizier! Walk Through The Field Of Nails! Beware The Dancing Doll Of Death! Ride The Princely Caravans! See more »

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Fantasy

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Country:

France | Italy | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 December 1961 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Wonders of Aladdin See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Fonolux)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This one of three films that Lux was going to produce starring 'Steve Reeves' (they had co-produced Ercole e la regina di Lidia (1959)). They were able to get Reeves for the other two productions, The Thief of Baghdad (1961) and Morgan, the Pirate (1960). See more »

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Aladdin Italian style
10 July 2012 | by jameselliot-1See all my reviews

When I was a boy I saw this a bunch of times in the theaters. I've been looking for a good widescreen DVD for years. I've even written to TCM to broadcast it to no avail. In fact it's way too adult for little kids with ample but suggested nudity and hot girls running around in a comic book Italian-style world. Great soundtrack as always by Lavagnino and direction by Bava although Henry Levin gets screen credit. Intense color, the kind not used anymore in this dull digital age. O'Connor was great in this, a departure from his usual yet not a departure, An odd choice for a lead in an Italian fantasy yet he makes it smoke like a genie's lamp. Noelle Adams steals the show, of course.

Can the ten lines of copy be decreased in the future?

I made the mistake of ordering a DVD of this film from Zeusdvds in Florida. I should have checked out the site for review. The owner ripped me off as well as dozens of other customers.


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