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The Thief of Bagdad (The Thief of Bagdad: An Arabian Fantasy in Technicolor) (1940)

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Conrad Veidt Conrad Veidt
Sabu Sabu
June Duprez June Duprez
John Justin John Justin
Rex Ingram Rex Ingram
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Description: This wondrous fantasy comes out of the pages of "A Thousand and One Nights." When the nefarious Jaffar usurps the Sultan's throne, the princess's beloved suitor Ahmad and the strong and handsome thief Abu use magic to help the king regain power. To defeat them, Jaffar causes Ahmad to go blind, and turns Abu into a dog. But the heroes overcome these adversities and conquer many other mortal dangers before reclaiming the kingdom. A story of pure fantasy in the best Arabian Nights' tradition stars Sabu as the cunning young thief of Bagdad who encounters evil spells, magic carpets, and endless adventure. THE THIEF OF BA ... (more)
Release date: 25 December 1940
UPC: 027616881533
Tags: Fantasy (10), 1940 (6), Adventure (6), 1940s (5), Remake (5), Sorcerer (4), Fairy Tale (4), Genie (4), Flying (3), Flying Horse (3), Sultan (3), Elephant (3), Panther (3), Teleportation (3), Swashbuckler (3), Echo (3), Execution (3), Buddha (3), Sword (3), Arabian (3)
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" THE THIEF OF BAGDAD (1940) shotswerefired. Total Score: 4 points. "

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" A great colorful fantasy remake with Conrad Veidt magnetic as the evil magician Jaffar. The film was clearly one third of the inspiration for Disney's "Aladdin". It has a great pace throughout with a lot of things happening and a good structure to the story. Most disappointing are the effects that look sometimes worse than they were in the silent film version. Particularly the flying horse and genie moments are hilariously bad today. The leading hero lacks any form of charisma too and it is und"

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"3.3. (DVD/Kirjasto) Oli tässä ainakin tuhlaileva lavastus ja räikeänä pursuava värimaailma. Ja pullonhenki. Mäkin haluun taikamaton. Seikkailufiilis on ihan menevä ja Disneyn Aladdin tuntuu imeneen tästä vaikutteita runsaissa mitoin. Pitäisi tosin vielä se 1920-luvun versio tarkastaa."