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The thief of Bagdad

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Title The thief of Bagdad [videorecording].
Publisher/Date Australia : Via Vision Entertainment Distirbuted by Madman Entertainment, [date of publication not identified]
Pagination etc. 1 DVD-video (101 min.) : sound, colour ; 12 cm.
Contents note Catalogued from container.
Via Vision : VVE694.
DVD release of the 1940 motion picture.
Originally screened on television in 1940.
Creation Note Directed by Michael Powell and five others.
Performer note Conrad Veidt, Sabu, John Justin, June Duprez.
Summary Note Often hailed as the greatest fantasy film ever made, The Thief of Bagdad was a crowning achievement. Deservedly winning Academy Awards this Arabian Nights adventure appeals to all ages with its fantastical tale of Abu (Sabu), the little thief who befriends the prince of Bagdad (John Justin) and foils the nefarious plans of the evil grand vizier (Conrad Veidt), who seizes control of Bagdad and covets the princess of Basra (Joan Duprez). From its gorgeous, epic-scale sets to flying horses, magic carpets, and, best of all, Rex Ingram's towering jinni of the bottle, this Thief has all the magic of the tales that inspired it, and vibrant Technicolor brings it all to life in dazzling style. Six esteemed directors worked on this infamously troubled production, but the final result exceeded all expectations, becoming an instant classic that endures to this day.
Target audience note Classification : G.
Language note In English.
Subject Thieves -- Drama
Princes -- Drama
Princesses -- Drama
Man-woman relationships -- Drama
Fantasy films
Action and adventure films
Film adaptations
Fiction films
Feature films
Baghdad (Iraq) -- Kings and rulers -- Drama
Added Author Veidt, Conrad actor.
Justin, John actor.
Duprez, June actor.
Powell, Michael, 1905-1990 film director.
Sabu, 1924-1963 actor.
Shelf Location DVD F THIE
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