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The Thief of Bagdad

The Thief of Bagdad(1940)

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  • The Thief of Bagdad

    • John
    • 8/2/13

    Overall-3 1/2 out of 5Lead Performers-2/5Supporting Cast-3/5Director-4/5Score-3/5Screenplay-3/5Cinematography-5/5Importance-3/5Recommendation for fans of the genre-4/5

  • The Thief of Bagdad

    • Goetan
    • 7/30/13

    A vivid piece of eye-candy. Veidt, Sabu and Ingram give excellent performances, but the work of Justin and Duprez is uninteresting. The film won Oscars for it's production design, photography and special effects, all used to create a colourful and fantastic Bagdad. In short, this is an entertaining escapist fare at it's best. I give it a 4/5.

  • Shemp Howard as Sinbad

    • Scot
    • 2/29/12

    Can someone....ANYONE please explain to me why the very vocally distinguishable Shemp Howard, who plays the important role of Sinbad, is not listed anywhere here nor on IMDB, but he DID in fact play that role? It's quite obvious when you listen to him speak any of his many lines, as his voice stands out from the rest. Nobody sounded exactly like him, and I have found other references on the Web that properly credit him, as well as his reprise in that same role in Arabian Nights (1942). Many in the original cast were also present in the latter film as well. Not only did he do a fine job (no 'Stooge' pun intended) in this role in both movies, but he was surprisingly excellent in many other dramatic or comedic non-Stooge feature length films. IMHO, he weakest performances were with the Three Stooges, but he really shines in his many other film appearances. Perhaps he felt intimidated under Moe's rather large comedic shadow?But I digress...back to my original question. WHY not properly credit Samuel Horwitz, aka, Shemp Howard in this film? He was far more than a simple 'extra' or bit player in this movie.

  • the thief of bagdad

    • frank stankus
    • 2/11/11

    saw it a long long time ago when i was young and have never forgot it. it was a movie way before its time that kept you spell bound thru out the whole movie. some of the special effects were outstanding for that time period. my hats off to the producers of thismovie and its cast. 50 years later and i still remember it.

  • Adventure at Its Zenith

    • Bob Karam
    • 12/28/09

    To me THE THIEF OF BAGDAD is cinema adventure at its zenith. Its grand style overpowers all notions of amateurish acting and a banal tale. For youngsters there is a flying horse, a jinni in a bottle and, of course, Sabu battling a monstrous tarantula and riding a magic carpet. But what is it that brings a man in his mid seventies to watch again and again? Could it be the film's poetic motion and dialogue? Or Rzsa's soaring and gliding music? I wonder! I must confess that throughout my long love affair with this film, I have yet to decide what it is that thrills me in watching a thief help his friend regain a throne and win a princess whose beauty is like the sun and the moon.

  • Magical

    • terry
    • 12/17/09

    Saw this movie when I was about 5 years old. It was incredible. The ultimate fantasy. Fired up my imagination and I was in another world for days. Made a bigger impression than the Wizard of Oz. The lines were so beautiful...and philosophical. This is a gem...Everyone should see it. Romance, adventure,laughter,a total escape. A classic in the true sense!!!!Please put it on home video!!

  • A Fanasty Delight!

    • Henry Britton Jr
    • 11/12/07

    This movie was, and is, a fanasty beyond compare. Although it has been over 60 years since this film was released, it stills remains the most magical, spellbinding movie of all time; movie was released on dvd several years ago via MGM distribution. It can be had via bidding on EBay.

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