The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (1973) Poster

John Phillip Law: Sinbad



  • Sinbad : Trust in Allah, but tie up your camel!

  • The Oracle of all knowledge : [the Keeper has summoned the Oracle of All Knowledge from its well and before Sinbad and his comrades, surrounded by licking flames, appears an image of a face like a bearded man with horns like a ram growing from its head, a thick mane of hair and a demonic smile that shows its rotting teeth]  Two tablets brought forth to the light, yet a third remains from sight. A final place must still be found, a place that lies deep below the ground...

    Sinbad : It speaks in riddles!

    The Oracle of all knowledge : No race is lost until in fact it's won, and close behind you comes the black and evil son spawned by the devil, suckled upon black milk of human form... Clad in robes of silk... Destiny... Destiny... Destiny is invisible and yet visible, and men may try to hide yet it's waters mark it clearly like a rainbow in the sky. Destiny is a place where both good and evil wait, and yet their very equality that bates their power, for it is the deeds of weak and mortal men that may tip the scales one way or the other, and then the WORLD shall KNOW and YOU shall KNOW which way the fates have chose you shall GO... GO... GO now... Go north...

    Sinbad : Go north?

    The Oracle of all knowledge : North to barren lands of pagan places... The pagan barrens... Before a goddess cast with many limbs and death to all intruders is their whim. In that sacred place HID from the eyes of man is the third gold tablet that completes the plan... GO now... GO now... Go north... Go north...

    [the voice and image of the Oracle fade away and returns in a burst of light into the well below it] 

  • [last lines] 

    Haroun : I always trust in Allah -

    [spoken an instant before he falls off the ship's rope ladder but is saved from hitting the deck by the rope tied around his waist] 

    Sinbad , Vizier : [spoken in unison]  But tie up your camel!

  • Haroun : [Wakes up]  Are you a merchant? How long will we be gone for, a week?

    [Sinbad raises his eyebrows] 

    Haroun : Two weeks? Three weeks? A month?

    [Sinbad raises his eyebrows] 

    Haroun : More than a month! How long?

    Sinbad : Two or three years.

    Haroun : Two or three years! That's horrible.

    [the men laugh] 

    Haroun : We'll be ancient.

    [the men laugh again] 

  • Sinbad : You pace the deck like a caged beast, for one who enjoys the hashish you should be more at peace.

  • Margiana : I can't understand. Sinbad, why did you do it? Give away a whole kingdom, priceless treasure? Why?

    Sinbad : I value freedom. A king is never truly free. Why, he's even told who he must marry.

  • Vizier : Perhaps it is our destiny to be buried alive.

    Sinbad : A man's destiny lies in his own hands. A live dog is better than a dead lion.

  • Sinbad : Make a rope, out of your turbans and sashes.

    Haroun : [Takes off his sash]  Come on everyone, use your turbans and sashes.

    [his pants fall down] 

  • Sinbad : We wager our skill against death.

    Vizier : And for rich reward. Find this island and a handsome prize awaits every man.

  • Haroun : There's water down there. There's water everywhere. We're at sea.

    Sinbad : This boy's a genius.

  • Sinbad : You have nothing else to tell me?

    Hakim : She is curvaceous. Not deliciously fat as prefer them. But at night, cottonseed is the same as a pearl.

  • Sinbad : My friend, you cannot pick up two melons with one hand, and I cannot work miracles. Shallah.

  • Hakim : Allah will smile on you.

    Sinbad : More likely, he will laugh at me.

  • Sinbad : The cabin is very neat. You have all a woman's gifts.

    [Sinbad glances over Margiana's figure] 

    Sinbad : Yes, all of them. Save one.

    Margiana : What is that?

    Sinbad : Curiosity. You never ask why I brought you along on this voyage.

    Margiana : I've only just become a free woman, remember? Slaves do not ask questions. Besides, I'm happy that you brought me along.

  • Sinbad : That mark. How did you get it?

    Margiana : I don't know. I've had it since I was a child.

    Sinbad : An evil eye.

    Hakim : No, no.

    Margiana : It was tattooed and won't come off.

    Sinbad : Perhaps it is a good omen.

    Hakim : Yes, to ward off evil spirits.

  • Koura : The of energy of youth is mine again. You are too late, Sinbad.

    Sinbad : The shield of darkness, a crown of many riches, I'll deny you these.

  • Koura : Oh, gods and demons of darkness. Rid me forever of this man who stands between me and my destiny! I plead!

    Sinbad : They don't hear you, Koura.

    Koura : I implore!

  • Margiana : You followed me instead of Koura. Then he has won the race.

    Sinbad : The race perhaps.

    Margiana : And the prize?

    Sinbad : Not the prize.

    Margiana : A crown of untold riches.

    Sinbad : I regret nothing.

  • Vizier : Lemuria?

    Sinbad : Aye, a mythical island. Mariners have been searching for it for centuries.

    Rachid : They say it is all that is left of a once-mighty continent, now sunk beneath the waves, a place of untold dangers and death.

    Sinbad : One who fears the unknown will one day take fright in his own backside.

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