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The Thief of Bagdad

United Kingdom, 1940


Prince Ahmad, cast out of Bagdad by the nefarious Jaffar, joins forces with the scrappy thief Abu to win back his royal place and the heart of a princess in Alexander Korda’s The Thief of Bagdad, an eye-popping special effects pioneer and one of the most spectacular fantasy films ever made.

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The Thief of Bagdad Directed by Ludwig Berger, Michael Powell, Tim Whelan

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1941 | 3 wins including: Best Cinematography, Color

1941 | Nominee: Best Music, Original Score

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