This madefortv fantasy is a tale from the wellknown arabian nights fable featuring a flying carpet, a prince, a pretty maiden, and a genie. A resourceful thief helps a handsome prince fight an evil wizard, and win the hand of a beautiful princess. The thief of baghdad has spectacular special effects by any standard and earned four academy awards, including best color cinematography and best special effects. Aimed at the youngsters, this typical italian fantasyadventure stars steve reeves as karim, the thief of the title. When prince ahmad john justin is blinded and cast out of bagdad by the nefarious jaffar conrad veidt, he joins forces with the scrappy thief abu the. And yes, im now doing a 3d version of this fabulous fable, said the filmmaker. Steve reeves 1961, conrad veidt 1940, and others, even an animated. Freely adapted from one thousand and one nights, it tells the story of a thief who falls in love with the daughter of the caliph of baghdad. Jan 30, 2009 the thief of bagdad 1961 part 29 duration. Also, there are at least nine different films titled or alternately titled the thief of bagdad. Jan 06, 2018 thief of bagdad 1977 thief of baghdad 1977 full movie baghdad ka chor bagdad ka chor duration. According to the hollywood reporter, the 1940 oscarwinning film the thief of bagdad is getting remade at hallmark channel as a fourhour miniseries described as a movie event bagdad.
With steve reeves, giorgia moll, arturo dominici, edy vessel. In the silent film, the thief and the romantic lead were one and the same, played by fairbanks. I loved the flying carpet torn to shreds and still flying special fx. The techicolor is very lavish and this was an epic romance in its day. The movie database tmdb is a popular, user editable database for movies and tv shows. Love thy woman march 19 2020 replay hd episode video thumbnail.
The thief of baghdad 1978 the arabian nights tale of a thief roddy mcdowall, a prince kabir bedi and a caliphs peter ustinov daughter includes a genie and a magic carpet. Although it gives the appearance of being based on the arabian nights, the thief of baghdad is in fact is a story that is original to cinema. The thief of baghdad 1978 cast and crew the arabian nights tale of a thief roddy mcdowall, a prince kabir bedi and a caliphs peter ustinov daughter includes a genie and a magic carpet. The german bluray edition of the thief of baghdad 1961 starring steve reeves, giorgia moll, edy vessel, arturo dominici and daniele vargas, and directed by arthur lubin along with bruno vailati, is a great release.
This film is not currently playing on mubi but 30 other great films are. It is a story that combines several of the arabian night tales like the genie in the magic lamp, the flying carpet, the all seeing eye, etc. The thief of bagdad 1978 changes the movie database tmdb. In 12 thieves, first published as the thief of baghdad, each player leads a group of thieves and tries to gain the best booty for themselves, but the treasure is wellguarded in the palaces of baghdad, so you must slip your thieves into the guard corps and attempt to bribe those you cant represent with one of your own. Thief of baghdad 1961 cast and crew an arabian nights thief steve reeves faces fire, flood and temptation to find a blue rose needed to save a princess giorgia moll. The wonder picture of all time when prince ahmad john justin is blinded and cast out of bagdad by the nefarious jaffar conrad veidt, he joins forces with the scrappy thief abu the incomparable sabu, in his definitive role to win back his royal place, as well as the heart of a beautiful. The thief of bagdad is a 1940 technicolor arabian fantasy film, produced by alexander korda and directed by michael powell, ludwig berger and tim whelan, with additional contributions by william cameron menzies and korda brothers vincent and zoltan. It was originally intended to run for 48 episodes but it went offair in june 2001 abruptly due to a conflict between the production house and zee tv. The show was loosely based on the arabian nights story. Get 50% off hundreds of family movies when you preorder on fandangonow today. This 1978 version was a tv movie pg or maybe even just g rated, intended to be a romance comedy drama adventure scifi fantasy thrown into a blender and the frappe button pushed, and then poured out this film about a resourceful thief who helps a handsome prince win the beautiful princess in marriage. A recalcitrant thief vies with a duplicitous mongol ruler for the hand of a beautiful princess. Steve reeves blue rose scene thief of baghdad duration.
Rent the thief of bagdad 1940 on dvd and bluray dvd. Thief of baghdad was an indian fantasy adventure tv series that first aired on zee tv between 20002001. A resourceful thief helps a handsome prince fight an evil wizard. The film has been considered as one of the finest vehicles in which steve reeves starred. Without question, the finest of them is the korda familys magnificent 1940 production, starring conrad viedt, sabu, june duprez and john justin, supported by rex ingram as the gigantic jinni. Roddy mcdowall, ian holm and peter ustinov appear in. The thief of baghdad tv movie 1978 cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Mar 19, 2012 part 1 the thief of baghdad 1978 a tv movie a resourceful thief helps a handsome prince fight an evil wizard and win the hand of a beautiful princess.
When prince ahmad is blinded and cast out of bagdad by the nefarious jaffar conrad veidt, he joins forces with the scrappy thief abu sabu to win back his royal place, as well as the heart of a. The thief of baghdad 1978 film the thief of baghdad is a 1978 fantasy film directed by clive donner and starring roddy macdowall and kabir bedi. Part 1 the thief of baghdad 1978 a tv movie a resourceful thief helps a handsome prince fight an evil wizard and win the hand of a beautiful princess. The thief of baghdad italy, 1961 available on dvd running time. Karim is not only the strongest, fastest, and smartest of thieves, he also has. The thief of bagdad novel, a 1924 novel by achmed abdullah, derived from elements of one thousand and one nights fables the thief of bagdad 1924 film, starring douglas fairbanks the thief of bagdad 1940 film, featuring sabu and conrad veidt the thief of bagdad 1952 film, a german remake of the 1940 film the thief of. In the time of the arabian nights, the city of baghdad is ruled by sultan ali bajazeth antonio battistella but. Through flashbacks, he reveals that when the conniving grand vizier jaffar conrad veidt tricks king ahmad into leaving the palace disguised as a subject, jaffar arrests the rightful ruler and imprisons him. Overview of thief of bagdad, the, 1978, directed by clive donner, with gabor vernon, arnold diamond, geoffrey cheshire, at turner classic movies. This 1978 version was a tv movie pg or maybe even just g rated, intended to be a. The thief of baghdad ukfrance 1978 available on dvd public domain running time. When the thief of baghdad douglas fairbanks sneaks into a royal palace, he discovers and instantly falls in love with a beautiful princess julanne johnston.
Rent the thief of bagdad 1940 starring conrad veidt and john justin on dvd and bluray. Thief of baghdad, a ravikant nagaich 1977 indian film, starring shatrughan sinha, kabir bedi, bindu, prem chopra, prem nath and mehmood ali the thief of baghdad 1978 film, a tv movie starring kabir bedi and roddy mcdowall. The thief of baghdad 1978 stream and watch online moviefone. The thief pretends to be a prince, and the princess becomes enamored with him. With roddy mcdowall, kabir bedi, frank finlay, marina vlady. Watch the thief of baghdad 1961 2 movie on dailymotion. Previous releases were always poor or had the incorrect aspect ratios. The thief of baghdad is a 1978 fantasy film directed by clive donner and starring roddy macdowall and kabir bedi. The thief of bagdad 1961 film, a film starring steve reeves.
The thief of bagdad 1961 part 19 video dailymotion. The player who plays their cards best and reacts most cleverly to the. Legendary producer alexander kordas marvel the thief of bagdad, inspired by the arabian nights, is one of the most spectacular fantasy films ever made, an eyepopping effects pioneer brimming with imagination and technical wizardry. Directed by ludwig berger, michael powell, tim whelan. The thief of baghdad has been made thrice before under my familys banner. The thief of baghdad 1978 movie moviefone the arabian nights tale of a thief roddy mcdowall, a prince kabir bedi and a caliphs peter ustinov daughter includes a genie and a magic. The thief of bagdad dvd, 2002 for sale online ebay. The thief of baghdad 1978 hcf rewind horror cult films. Miklos rozsa the thief of bagdad from the thief of bagdad best soundtracks ever. The thief of baghdad is one of the more popular cinematic works of fantasy. Sabu plays the heroic little thief who saves the day. Ordered it last night from that website along with two other steve reeves classics hercules and hercules unchained. The thief of bagdad 1940 deceived and deposed by his sinister adviser, jaffar conrad veidt, ahmad john justin, the king of bagdad, must find a way to reclaim his throne.
Frank finlay, kabir bedi, marina vlady, roddy mcdowall. The production is based on ahmed abdullahs 1924 novel of the same name, with film versions released in 1965, 1968 and 1978 by bohras production house. Karim is not only the strongest, fastest, and smartest of thieves, he also has a magic ring and a cape that makes him invisible. As his last chance to prove himself he must help a prince and princess fulfill a prophecy. Thief of baghdad zee tv part 2 thief of baghdad zee tv all. The thief of baghdad 1978 1h 40min adventure, fantasy tv movie 23 november 1978. This 1978 ustibov and mcdowall version of the remake of thief of baghdad is almost as rare and hard to find as the 1861 remake w steve hercules reeves brother of george aka superman. A britishfrench coproduction, the film was released theatrically, except for the united states where it debuted on television. Il ladro di bagdad is a 1961 film directed by arthur lubin and starring steve reeves. Nath and mehmood ali the thief of baghdad 1978 film, a tv movie starring kabir bedi and roddy mcdowall. The blind beggar ahmad john justin tells the story of his former life as the king of bagdad and his dog abus past life as the human boy. Dr lenera, official hcf critic apologies to our readers for the pics not being very. The story is loosely borrowed from douglas fairbanks sr. A tale much in the spirit of aladdin or arabian nights, where a resourceful thief.
Western english free and full movie henry fonda hd spaghetti western duration. Released 1978, the thief of baghdad stars roddy mcdowall, peter ustinov, kabir bedi, frank finlay the movie has a runtime of about 1 hr 40 min, and received a score of out of 100 on metacritic. A resourceful thief helps a handscome prince fight an evil wizard and win the hand of a beautiful princess. The thief then reveals his wrongdoing to a holy man charles belcher, who sends him to find a magic chest as penance. The thief of baghdad is a 1924 novel by achmed abdullah, and has been transformed into several adapted versions of epic films starring a wide range of wellknowns such as douglas fairbanks 1924, steve reeves 1961, conrad veidt 1940, and others, even an animated version or two, and the films range anywhere from 1924 to an endless future of remakes, and is even available as a board game. The poor of baghdad are aided by karim, the thief of baghdad.
In the 1940 film, they are made into two characters. The story changes considerably between each different film version, with the only common elements being the thief and the generic arabian nights fantasy setting. The thief of bagdad 1940 rotten tomatoes movie trailers. 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 thief of bagdad is a 1924 american silent swashbuckler film directed by raoul walsh and starring douglas fairbanks, and written by achmed abdullah and lotta woods.
Part 2 the thief of baghdad 1978 a tv movie a resourceful thief helps a handsome prince fight an evil wizard and win the hand of a. After being tricked and cast out of bagdad by the evil jaffar, king ahmad joins forces with a thief named abu to reclaim his throne, the city, and the princess he loves. The thief of baghdad 1961 il ladro di bagdad original title approved 1h 40min adventure, family, fantasy 10 august 1961 usa 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 thief of bagdad 1978 0110 1978 gb tv movie, adventure 1h 42m user score. The thief of bagdad is representative of the era in which it was written. Sadly, thief of baghdad, arguably steve reeves best film, has never been released in its full cinemascope 2. In ancient bagdad, abu, a goodnatured young thief sabu, befriends the deposed king ahmad john justin as both are imprisoned in the palace dungeon, awaiting execution under orders from the. The plot is simple, the characters accessible and the story elements mix fantasy and reality very nicely.1319 342 888 108 692 1163 411 364 215 49 999 1124 1618 1313 1387 497 1332 1496 1219 881 846 318 194 1209 740 1434 210 1167 1330 1456