Thief of Bagdad (The)

Thief of Bagdad (The)

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This multiple Oscar-winning film is a magical, atmospheric, epic - its sumptuous art direction and beguiling special effects making this the definitive vision of the famous Arabian Nights tale.

Imprisoned by the evil Grand Vizier Jaffar, Ahmad - the rightful King of Bagdad - meets young Abu, the greatest thief in the land. Together they escape from the dungeon and travel to Basra where Abu falls in love with the Sultan’s daughter. Jaffar casts a spell on the two lovers and the Princess reluctantly succumbs to Jaffar’s advances in order to release them. To rescue her, Ahmad and Abu embark on a series of fantastical adventures, only just surviving a terrifying encounter with a Djinn, from whom Abu manages to extract three wishes...

Starring Sabu - the first Indian actor to make a name for himself in Hollywood - and directed by no less than six people (including Oscar-nominated director Michael Powell (Black Narcissus), The Thief of Bagdad won three Oscars (Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography and Best Special Effects) as well as a nomination for Best Original Score. Filmed in Wales, Cornwall and the Grand Canyon, it premiered on Christmas Day 1940 to universal and lasting acclaim.


Thief of Bagdad (The)
Reference
7952459
Barcode
5027626245948
Classification
U
Number of Discs
1
Picture
4:3/Colour
Sound
Mono
Subtitles
None
Region
2
Time
102 minutes approx.