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The Thief of Bagdad(Movie, 1924)

2h 29min | Genres: Romance / Love, Adventure, Fantasy
The Thief of BagdadRating: 3.8/5 (with 29 votes)
The Thief of Bagdad is a 1924 American silent swashbuckler film directed by Raoul Walsh and starring Douglas Fairbanks, and written by Achmed Abdullah and Lotta Woods. Freely adapted from One Thousand and One Nights, it tells the story of a thief who falls in love with the daughter of the Caliph of Baghdad. In 1996, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". Fairbanks considered this to be the favorite of his films, according to his son. The imaginative gymnastics suited the athletic star, whose "catlike, seemingly effortless" movements, were as much dance as gymnastics. Along with his earlier Robin Hood (1922), the film marked Fairbanks's transformation from genial comedy to a career in "swashbuckling" roles. The movie, strong on special effects of the period (flying carpet, magic rope and fearsome monsters) and featuring massive Arabian-style sets, also proved to be a stepping stone for Anna ..."> ()
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About The Thief of Bagdad

A recalcitrant thief vies with a duplicitous Mongol ruler for the hand of a beautiful princess.


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Trailer for The Thief of Bagdad + Featurettes/Teaser/Clips

Trailer 1(Trailer, 2:28)

Additional Information

Production country: United States of America (USA)
Plays in: Baghdad
Original language: English (EN)
Spoken languages: No Language (XX)
Translated into 13 languages: Bulgarian (BG), Czech (CS), German (DE), Greek (EL), English (EN), Spanish (ES), French (FR), Italian (IT), Korean (KO), Dutch (NL), Portuguese (PT), Swedish (SV), Ukrainian (UK)
Status: Released
Release date US: 03/18/1924
Cast: Douglas Fairbanks, Snitz Edwards, Charles Belcher, Julanne Johnston, Anna May Wong, Noble Johnson, Sam Baker, Jesse Fuller, Charles Sylvester, Brandon Hurst, Mathilde Comont, Sōjin Kamiyama, Tote Du Crow
Director: Raoul Walsh
Screenwriter: Douglas Fairbanks
Film Editor: Bill Nolan
Director of Photography: Arthur Edeson
Composer: Mortimer Wilson
Costume designer: Mitchell Leisen
Production Designer: William Cameron Menzies
Alternative titles in other countries (from previews, ads etc.):
"Der Dieb von Bagdad"
"Багдатският крадец"
"O Ladrão de Bagdá"
"Tyven fra Bagdad"
"El ladrón de Bagdad"
"Bagdadin varas"
"Le voleur de Bagdad"
"O kleptis tis Vagdatis"
"A bagdadi tolvaj"
"Il ladro di Bagdad"
"Bagdad no Tôzoku"
"Zlodziej z Bagdadu"
"Tjuven i Bagdad"
"The Thief of Bagdad: An Arabian Nights Fantasy"
Budget: 1,135,654 USD
Revenue: 1,213,880 USD (= 107%)
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Color: Black & White (B/W)

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