The Thief of Bagdad

Directed by Alexander Korda, Ludwig Berger, Michael Powell
Starring Sabu

Criterion Collection | April 1, 2014 | DVD

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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.

Video Release: April 1, 2014

Runtime: 106

Rating: Not Rated

Studio: Criterion Collection

UPC: 715515029926

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The Thief of Bagdad

The Thief of Bagdad

Directed by Alexander Korda, Ludwig Berger, Michael Powell, Tim Whelan, William Cameron Menzies, Zoltan Korda
Starring Sabu

Video Release: April 1, 2014

Runtime: 106

Rating: Not Rated

Studio: Criterion Collection

UPC: 715515029926


Edition Description
  • Color
  • Runtime: 106 minutes
  • NTSC (Canada and USA)
  • Released in English

Synopsis

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.

Description

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.

Notes

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).
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