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The Thief of Bagdad
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The Thief of Bagdad 1940

From Amazon: SUMMARY: This Technicolor Arabian Nights extravaganza is widely regarded as one of the best (if not the best) fantasy films of the pre-computer technology era. The title character, named Abu (Sabu), befriends a ragged young man named Ahmed (John Justin), who happens to be the rightful prince of Baghdad. The prince has been usurped by his evil vizier Jaffar (Conrad Veidt), who hopes to expand his power by marrying the breathtakingly lovely princess of Basra (June Duprez). To win the princess' hand, Jaffar keeps the childlike King (Miles Malleson) preoccupied with mechanical toys. Once the king has promised the princess' hand to Jaffar, he is...

Directed By:
No image existsMichael Powell
No image existsLudwig Berger
No image existsConrad Veidt
No image existsSabu
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No image existsJune Duprez
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The Thief of Bagdad Movie Review by ManMachine (11/26/2017)

These are 3 descriptive words that I'd say would best describe the production side of this 1940, Technicolour, Romeo & Juliet story - Erratic - Uneven - Disjointed.

And the reason for this film's overall visual inconsistency and instability has to do with the fact that it took 6 directors (Yes - 6!!) to finally bring...

(complete The Thief of Bagdad review by ManMachine)

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