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Thief of Bagdad (The)

Country: UK, Language: English, 106 mins

  • Director: Ludwig Berger; Michael Powell
  • Writer: Miles Malleson; Lajos Biró
  • Producer: Alexander Korda; Zoltan Korda

CGiii Comment

In Bagdad, the young and naive Sultan Ahmad is curious about the behavior of his people. The Grand Vizier Jaffar convinces Ahmad to walk through the city disguised as a subject to know his people. Then he seizes the power telling to the inhabitants that Ahmad has died while he sends his army to arrest the Sultan that is thrown into the dungeons and sentenced to death. Ahmad befriends the young thief Abu that helps him to escape from the prison. They flee to Basra and plan to travel abroad with Sinbad. However Ahmad stumbles upon the beautiful princess and they fall in love with each other. But the evil Jaffar has also traveled to Basra to propose to marry the princess. When they see each other, Jaffar uses magic to blind Ahmad and turn Abu into a dog. Is their love doomed?


Cast & Characters

Conrad Veidt as Jaffar;
Sabu as Abu;
June Duprez as Princess;
John Justin as Ahmad;
Rex Ingram as Djinn;
Miles Malleson as Sultan;
Morton Selten as The Old King;
Mary Morris as Halima / Six-Armed Lady;
Bruce Winston as The Merchant;
Hay Petrie as Astrologer;
Adelaide Hall as Singer;
Roy Emerton as Jailer;
Allan Jeayes as The Story Teller;
Chick Alexander as Bit part;
Frederick Burtwell as Undetermined Role