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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

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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Genres:

Adventure | Fantasy

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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 (1924) See more »

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Garrulous TV Remake
15 June 2019 | by richardchattenSee all my reviews

The flying carpet scenes are pretty good, but apart from them this garrulous TV version of the classic Arabian Nights adventure is fairly short on special effects until Daniel Emilfork finally puts in a vivid appearance as a creepy-looking Genie painted green in the scene that comes closest to reviving memories of the classic 1940 version.

Roddy McDowall as Hasan the Thief is top-billed over hero Kabir Bedi, and Peter Ustinov as the Caliph is effectively playing the role Miles Malleson played in Korda's version of 1940; but the most welcome addition to the regular characters is foxy Marina Vlady as Perizadah, "mistress of the Caliph's harem". The Achilles heel of Terence Stamp as saturnine baddie Wazir Jaudur has plainly been lifted from 'Captain Sinbad'.


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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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