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Ali Baba Goes to Town

Directed by David Butler
United States, 1937
Comedy, Fantasy, Musical

Synopsis

A movie company is doing the Arabian Nights when a hobo enters their camp, falls asleep and dreams he’s back in Baghdad as advisor to the Sultan. In a spoof of Rosevelt’s New Deal, he organizes work programs, taxes the rich and abolishes the army.

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Ali Baba Goes to Town Directed by David Butler

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1938 | Nominee: Best Dance Direction