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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, Francesco Prosperi (as Franco Prosperi) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Donald O'Connor ... Aladdin
Noëlle Adam ... Djalma
Vittorio De Sica ... Genie
Aldo Fabrizi ... Sultan
Michèle Mercier ... Princess Zaina
Milton Reid ... Omar
Terence Hill ... Prince Moluk (as Mario Girotti)
Fausto Tozzi ... Grand Vizier
Luigi Tosi Luigi Tosi
Marco Tulli Marco Tulli ... Fakir
Raymond Bussières ... Magician
Alberto Farnese Alberto Farnese ... Bandit Chieftain
Franco Ressel Franco Ressel ... Vizier's Lieutenant
Vittorio Bonos Vittorio Bonos ... Lamp Merchant
Adriana Facchetti Adriana Facchetti ... Aladdin's Mother Benhai
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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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Genres:

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 »

Connections

Referenced in I've Got a Secret: Episode dated 10 May 1961 (1961) See more »

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I saw it in a theatre.
28 September 2003 | by ONensloSee all my reviews

I had the remarkable experience of seeing this in a theatre. A local dollar movie got a copy of it about the time Disney's Aladdin came out and sh0wed it for matinees one weekend. Strangely, they didn't also get the LENS they needed for the widescreen presentation so it was all crunched horizontally and everybody was half as wide or twice as tall as normal. Add that to the fact that the movie itself is kind of dopey and absurd, with lots of good actors wasting their efforts, and the INSANE use of Vittorio De Sica playing the genie as a guy standing around in a choir robe, in footage shot elsewhere probably in about half an hour, and just matted into a cloud in the corner of the screen, and I'd classify this as one of the most frightening Mario Bava movie I've ever seen.


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