Video Release: April 1, 2014
Rating: Not Rated
Studio: Criterion Collection
- Runtime: 106 minutes
- NTSC (Canada and USA)
- Released in English
This wondrous fantasy comes out of the pages of "A Thousand and One Nights." When the nefarious Jaffar usurps the Sultan's throne, the princess's beloved suitor Ahmad and the strong and handsome thief Abu use magic to help the king regain power. To defeat them, Jaffar causes Ahmad to go blind, and turns Abu into a dog. But the heroes overcome these adversities and conquer many other mortal dangers before reclaiming the kingdom.
A story of pure fantasy in the best Arabian Night's tradition stars Sabu as the cunning young thief of Bagdad who encounters evil spells, magic carpets, and endless adventure. Spectacular special effects by any standard. Academy Award Nominations: 4. Academy Awards: 3, including Best (Color) Cinematography.
Shot in London and the US. The Grand Canyon was used for some of the Arabian desert locations. Color by Technicolor. Additional cast: Bruce Winston (merchant), Adelaide Hall (singer). Additional credits: Natalie Kalmus (Technicolor director).