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The Thief of Baghdad (1978)

A resourceful thief helps a handsome Prince fight an evil wizard, and win the hand of a beautiful Princess.

Director:

Clive Donner

Writers:

Andrew Birkin (adaptation), AJ Carothers (as A.J. Carothers)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Roddy McDowall ... Hasan
Kabir Bedi ... Prince Taj
Frank Finlay ... Abu Bakar
Marina Vlady ... Perizadah
Pavla Ustinov ... Princess Yasmine
Daniel Emilfork ... Genie
Ian Holm ... The Gatekeeper
Terence Stamp ... Wazir Jaudur
Peter Ustinov ... The Caliph
Ahmed El Shenawi Ahmed El Shenawi ... Kanishka (as Ahmed El-Shenawi)
Kenji Tanaki Kenji Tanaki ... Lalitaditya
Neil McCarthy ... Jaudur's Aide
Vincent Wong Vincent Wong ... Interpreter
Leon Greene ... Jaudur's Guard
Bruce Montague ... Police Chief
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A resourceful thief helps a handsome Prince fight an evil wizard, and win the hand of a beautiful Princess.

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Trivia

Nine years before her major role as Ship Counselor Troi on Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987), Marina Sirtis played an uncredited role here as a harem girl. See more »

Quotes

Demonic Cavern Voices: Your mother was a harlot!
Hasan: ...Quite true.
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Connections

Remake of The Thief of Bagdad (1940) See more »

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Stop using 2019 and 2020 standards to judge this movie
27 June 2020 | by adeboyeadeolaeaSee all my reviews

This movie was released 1978. That was years ago. Many of us weren't even born then. So I wonder why some are giving this movie a very low rating. Yes, it's not a classic or an extremely fantastic movie, but for a 1978 movie, it's pretty good. It's fun, exciting, good story with a mixture of action and fantasy. I enjoyed it when I watched it about 15 years ago or so. For anyone who wants to enjoy a good 1978 movie, it's a very lovely movie to watch.


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Country:

UK | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 November 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Dieb von Bagdad See more »

Filming Locations:

Almería, Andalucía, Spain See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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