• The Thief of Bagdad (1940)

The Thief of Bagdad

Release Date: December 5th, 1940

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 46 min

Plot Summary

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. Enlisting the unlikely assistance of a thief named Abu (Sabu), Ahmad soon meets a beautiful princess (June Duprez) and embarks on a series of adventures involving a genie (Rex Ingram), a flying carpet, and other fantastical elements. Eventually, Ahmad and Abu must face off against Jaffar, who will stop at nothing to hold on to power.

Cast: Sabu , John Justin, Conrad Veidt, June Duprez, Rex Ingram, Miles Malleson, Mary Morris

Director: Ludwig Berger , Michael Powell , Tim Whelan

Genres: Fantasy

Production Co: London Film Production [gb]

Distributors: United Artists, MGM/UA Home Entertainment Inc.

Keywords: Fascinating, Quest, Rescue, Rivalry, Engaging, Deception, Amusing

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Awards

Winner Art Direction (Color)
Winner Cinematography (Color)
Nominated Music (Original Score)
Winner Special Effects