Il ladro di Bagdad Film Details
Overview: In the time of the Arabian Nights, the city of Baghdad is ruled by Sultan Ali Bajazeth but actually controlled by the scheming Grand Vizier Ghamal. The poor of Baghdad are aided by Karim, the Thief of Baghdad.
Tagline: The fantastic deeds… The Incredible daring of the thief who defied an empire!
Review: This ¨Thousand and one Nights¨ fare results to be an impressive fairy tale of a good and happy-go-lucky thief versus evil vizier full of fantastic elements . This one concerns a resourceful , handsome thief (Steve Reeves) helps a Sultan fight an evil Vizier , and win the hand of a beautiful Princess . This is an Oriental fantasy about ¨Thousand and one Arabian nights¨ plenty of incredible adventures, fantasy , witchery and wizardly. As a likeble thief falls in love for for a gorgeous princess (Giorgia Moll) whose father tries to marry off her , but she is poisened , as Steve and other suitors seek out the magical blue rose which is the antidote and all of them go across the seven fantastic doors . The wily young thief enlists the aid of a powerful genie (Chamarat) to face off the nasty and scheming Grand Vizier , Prince Osman (Arturo Dominici) who is helped by Gamal (Daniele Vargas). The malignant vizier with powerful magic faculties imprisons the princess . The thief then escapes thanks the magician and goes throughout the desert to find the antidote . The story accumulates several fantastic ingredients such as transformation of the starring, a flying horse, and of course , the sympathetic genie who gives wishes to Steve , among others. An adventure fantasy about an astute thief : Reeves , a princess : Moll , a witch : Eddy Vessell , beautiful maidens , spectacular dances and a lot of magic . An Arabian Nights spectacle with lush cinematography , expensive sets , fine special effects and striking soundtrack .This remarkable picture ranks as one of the finest fantastic Italian films of all time. Easy to take , but not the best rendition of this oft-told tale . This is an agreeable and catching story with so much oriental events , there should have been some suspense , emotion and more action . Lavishly produced by Joseph E Levine , Bruno Vailati and MGM and being well directed by the American Arthur Lubin with a stunning screenplay . The production thanks the government of Tunisia for the assistance received during the company’s location work there .The splendid visual and glimmer Technicolor cinematography , setting and FX provoked a big success . Colorful cinematography by Tonino Delli Colli and acceptable Special Effects , though today are dated and is urgent a necessary remastering because of the colors are worn-out , as it has to get a newly struck print . Adding the evocative and oriental musical score by Carlo Rustichelli . This vivid tale with immense doses of imagination will appeal to fantasy fans and Italian cinema buffs. Remade many times , such as : the classy silent crowd-pleaser who uses a genie’s magic to outwit the evil Caliph shot in 1924 by Raoul Walsh with Douglas Fairbanks Sr , Anna Maria Wong . The British classic 1940 by Tim Whelan , Michael Powell , Ludwig Berger with Sabu , Jane Duprez , Conrad Veidt , Rex Ingram . And a no as lavish flick as the previous productions by this title , not as much fun directed 1978 by Clive Donner with Roddy McDowall , Kabir Bedi ,Marina Vlady , Frank Finlay .
Country: Italy, France
Language: English, Italian
Duration: 100 min
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Also known as: El ladrón de Bagdad,Bagdadski lopov,The Thief of Bagdad,Złodziej z Bagdadu,Bağdat Hırsızı,The Thief of Baghdad,Il ladro di Bagdad,Der Gauner von Bagdad,As Aventuras do Ladrão de Bagdá,Tjuven i Bagdad,O kleftis tis Vagdatis,Tyven fra Bagdad,Bagdadin varas,As Aventuras Maravilhosas de Karim de Bagdad,De Dief van Bagdad,Le voleur de Bagdad,O prigips tis Anatolis,Le Voleur de Bagdad,バグダッドの盗賊（1961）,Bagdadin veijari