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One of the Best Post-War Fantasy Film
- Maria Matthews
After the horrors of World War II, movie goers were ready for escapism that went beyond musicals, comedies, and westerns, and "The Adventures of Sinbad the Sailor" fit the bill superbly. I've given this film 5 stars in all of the rating categories because I appreciate it for the time in which it was made, the stellar acting, fabulous technicolor, classic RKO sets, lovely music score, delicious cinematography, great editing, and a fun and captivating screen play. And, it's just plain good fun while it masterfully delivers a sobering message about what is sacred versus what is temporal.When I first watched this film as a teenager, I was hooked by the opening music and the wonderful opening storytelling scene that has you fall in love with Douglas Fairbanks as Sinbad, and you're ready to follow him across the seven seas. Now rationally, a blond hair, blue-eyed Sinbad, and a red head Irish lass, speaking with an Irish lilt and wearing a 1940's hairdo, have no business in Persia or North Africa. But for some strange reason for this film it totally works. Perhaps it's because the on-screen chemistry between the two of them is so potent and hot. Their love scene aboard The Prince Ahmed is one of the hottest in film history!I also just love how Fairbanks pays tribute to the silent film gestures and techniques used by his silent film star father, Douglas Fairbanks, Sr. Someone else would have made those gestures so campy, but Douglas does them so naturally that you just gotta love it! It is a real demonstration of his love for his father. One of my favorite scenes is when Sinbad, dressed in black silk with a black silk cape lined in yellow, breaks into the harem and has to fight his way out. The fight choreography is too fun. Oh, and Anthony Quinn is just gorgeous in his Emir costume, and Maureen's gowns are also stellar. Glad this film is finally on DVD.
SINBAD THE SAILOR
The real Sin is how Bad this movie is. Douglas Fairbanks Jr. trying way too hard, to be like his father, running, jumping, posing and mugging for the camera. After The Jolson Story and Yankee Doodle Dandy, its a shame nobody came up with the idea, to do a biography about Douglas Fairbanks Sr. Hint, Hint. Wake Up, Hollywood, This man was one of the greatest stars of the silent era and a founder (3) of United Artists. Douglas Fairbanks Jr. was a fine actor in his own right, as in Little Ceasar, Gunga Din and was Ive heard, a true gentleman. Come to think of it, he would have been great playing the part of his father with the right director ,script and writers etc. This movie is an o.k. time waster for a Saturday afternoon. I guess I just don't see it as all that great, considering the fantastic cast. Another one where I thought Hollywood blew it, was not casting Charles Laughton as Sr.Winston Churchill. I think he would have been great in the part.
SINBAD THE SAILOR
- James Jackson
A fun movie. It was mostly a comedy adventure. I enjoyed Douglas Fairbanks Jr's performance. I thought that Maureen O'Hara was a little old for her role, but she is always a fine actress.
Take the wind and go!
Another great classic movie led by Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. Great story, great actors, great scenes, and an all around delight to watch.
Sinbad th Sailor
This is one of my favorite movies. Douglas Fairbanks Jr. is at his best. The color is great. I love Maureen O'hara too. Please release this one on DVD.
Sinbad the Sailor
Sinbad the Sailor is such a great movie! Douglas Fairbanks Jr. is so romantic not to mention the fact that he is so darn handsome! His acting was wonderful (as always). Please get this movie in stock right away.
This movie is awesome
This is my favorite movie verson ever of Sinbad the Sailor all other version pales to this one. It shows that the true treasures are in the heart and that all the money in the world won't make you happy if your not happy there. The outfits in it are wonderful. The performance by Douglas Fairbanks Jr and Maureen O'Hara OUTSTANDING! This is one movie you have to got to see. I hope it comes out on DVD sometime.
Sinbad the Sailor-A Classic tale...
A classic tale of Sinbad and with the most flair. Douglas Fairbanks, Jr is amazing in the title role and Maureen O'Hara is torn between his character and that of the villain played by Ceasar Romero. There is also an underplot involved that has them all bewildered and battling for position. Many twists occur that will keep you wondering. You find yourself vocally rooting for Sinbad to defeat the baddies and win the girl and more...
Sinbad the Sailor
- call me Ishmael
As I sit watching this wonderful film on Turner Classic Movies I am heart-broken to discover it is not available on DVD. What a shame.