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Sukezaemon, alias "Luzon," the wealthiest citizen in a 16th-century seaport, is suspected of piracy by the townspeople, and after a hasty trial he is found guilty and sentenced to death. Luzon escapes by bribing the guards, and he sets out to sea, determined to make his fortune in piracy. His ship is attacked by pirates during a typhoon, and Luzon is forced to swim to an island for safety. An old wizard, Sennin, gives him shelter and tells him of the cruel lord chamberlain who rules the island. The lord chamberlain, who is the leader of the pirates who attacked Luzon's ship, keeps the ailing king a prisoner with the aid of a witch, and he plots to marry the king's daughter, Princess Yaya, and usurp the throne. While attending a state procession, Luzon sees Princess Yaya wearing a necklace that was among the treasures stolen from him by the pirates, and he vows revenge. In order to marry the princess, the lord chamberlain orders the execution of her fiancé, the Prince of Ming. Luzon rescues the prince and, with the aid of Sennin and his magic powers, attacks the castle. He flies over the castle walls on a huge kite and interrupts the wedding ceremony. Luzon kills the lord chamberlain in a sword fight, restores the king to the throne, and goes off in search of more excitement.
Mumbo jumbo, mumbo jumbo.- Granny the Witch
The famous Life Magazine double issue devoted to movies contained a fold-out cover showing studio technicians silhouetted against a blue background. This was Eiji Tsuburaya's special effects crew preparing a blue screen shot of Toshiro Mifune for this film.
Released in Japan in 1964 under the title Daitozoku; running time: 97 min. Title changed to The Lost World of Sinbad. U. S. sources credit only Kimura with screenplay while Japanese sources list both Kimura and Sekizawa as writers.