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The Thief of Bagdad

Raoul Walsh USA, 1924

Dan Kenneth Gigernes's rating of the film Der Dieb von Bagdad

Fairbanks at the height of his power. While it has crude effects (which is normal for a silent movie) it is impressive how much heart and effort has gone into doing a epic fantasy. The use of costumes, extras and sets are impressive. It uses some time to get to the quest-aspect of the film which is the fun and best part of the film as it takes long time to build up the characters and situation but it is worth a look.