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The Thief of Baghdad

Il ladro di Bagdad

Italy, France, 1961
Adventure, Fantasy


Prince Osman is due to arrive at the palace to ask for the hand of Sultan Ali’s daughter Amina in marriage. Karim sneaks into the palace, waylays Osman and impersonates the prince, using the opportunity to steal jewels from all of the assembled courtiers.

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The Thief of Baghdad Directed by Arthur Lubin, Bruno Vailati

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  • josé neves's rating of the film The Thief of Baghdad

    35mm, french version, color degradation. Despite the degradation, cinematography by the great Tonino Delli Colli is the best of the film which in certain scenes composes chromes, like the old view masters. The least interesting of the Baghdad thieves films i know, is exhilarating when it comes to fantastic, but it's mostly kitschy and unwieldy to function as a dynamic movie. Steve Reeves is a big loaf in scope.

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