Sinbad The Sailor sails to deliver a cursed prince to a dangerous island in the face of deadly opposition from a powerful witch.

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Sam Wanamaker

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Beverley Cross (screenplay), Beverley Cross (story) | 1 more credit »
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Complete credited cast:
Patrick Wayne ... Sinbad
Taryn Power ... Dione
Margaret Whiting Margaret Whiting ... Zenobia
Jane Seymour ... Farah
Patrick Troughton ... Melanthius
Kurt Christian ... Rafi
Nadim Sawalha ... Hassan
Damien Thomas ... Kassim
Bruno Barnabe Bruno Barnabe ... Balsora
Bernard Kay ... Zabid
Salami Coker Salami Coker ... Maroof
David Sterne ... Aboo-Seer
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Sinbad must deliver a prince transformed into a monkey to the lands of the Ademaspai to restore him to his human form in time for his coronation. On the way he must contend with the evil witch Zenobia, her son and their magic, and several nasty-looking Ray Harryhausen beasties. Written by Martin H. Booda <booda@datasync.com>

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SINBAD! The Greatest of All Adventurers! See more »


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Only film appearance of Salami Coker. See more »

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The Troglodyte disappears after its battle with the Tiger. It cannot be seen even on the wide shot when the temple is collapsing. See more »

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[first lines]
Hassan: Come on! Come on, come on, boys. Hey, captain, why the haste? The city will not vanish.
Aboo-Seer: It's not the city of Charak he wishes to see, but someone who dwells within.
Sinbad: After a long voyage, it is good to stretch one's legs.
Hassan: The only good thing about this port is the inn of Abu Jamil the Squint, who, for six months, I have been dreaming of his roasted sheep's eyes.
Aboo-Seer: And I the eyes of his daughter.
Sinbad: You were dreaming of more than her eyes.
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Crazy Credits

The end credits scroll over the crowning ceremony of Prince Kassim. After the credits have scrolled up, we see a shot of brazier of coals. Suddenly, two cat eyes belonging to Zenobia appear. See more »

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Follows The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (1973) See more »

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Still holds up pretty well after 26 years
4 December 2003 | by Apollo_TweedSee all my reviews

After having re-visited Harryhausen's Sinbad trilogy recently, I have decided that this one, overall, compares very favourably with the other two. It is the most epic of the trilogy and has the most ambitious storyline (POSSIBLE SPOILER) involving a voyage into a lost world hidden behind the ice sheets at the North Pole (no doubt an idea partly influenced by Disney's 1974 'The Island at the Top of the World').

The creatures in this one are the least spectacular of the trilogy (THE SEVENTH VOYAGE & THE GOLDEN VOYAGE have better and more spectacular ones) but Harryhausen's artistry is as great as ever and he really should have been given a special accolade for imbuing Kassim the Baboon and the Troglodyte with so much character. It really is remarkable watching them 'act'. Demanding kids may find the creatures disappointing but now that I am older I can appreciate the fine work that went into realising them. Harryhausen's puppet work possesses a tangibility that CGI is only just now coming close to emulating.

I also find that I care about the characters in this film and what happens to them. The woodenness of the acting and the dialogue of the previous 2 films in some way stopped me from caring very much. This picture does not suffer in the same way, as both acting and dialogue, while nothing special, are better here. Jane Seymour is also very easy on the eye and is the best looking Sinbad girl of them all.

Overall, highly recommended for young (but not very young) children and for adults who were kids when it first came out and want to recapture some nostalgic vibes. I feel that this one is best for a sense of epic adventure and empathetic characters, THE SEVENTH VOYAGE OF SINBAD is best for the monsters and THE GOLDEN VOYAGE OF SINBAD is quite possibly the best of the trilogy overall.


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Release Date:

14 July 1977 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger See more »

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Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)
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Color (Metrocolor) (uncredited)

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1.66 : 1
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