The Thief of Bagdad [Blu-ray]

The Thief of Bagdad [Blu-ray]

 Cast: Douglas Fairbanks Sr.
Douglas Fairbanks Sr.
, Julanne Johnston
Julanne Johnston
, Snitz Edwards
Snitz Edwards
, Anna May Wong
Anna May Wong
, Charles Belcher
Charles Belcher
The Thief of Bagdad [Blu-ray]

The Thief of Bagdad [Blu-ray]

 Cast: Douglas Fairbanks Sr.
Douglas Fairbanks Sr.
, Julanne Johnston
Julanne Johnston
, Snitz Edwards
Snitz Edwards
, Anna May Wong
Anna May Wong
, Charles Belcher
Charles Belcher

Blu-ray (B&W)

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Overview

Douglas Fairbanks is at his most graceful and charismatic in one of the classic silent films of the 1920s. As the thief of Baghdad, his movements are dance-like -- nothing like the athletics he performed in most of his other films. In this Arabian take, the thief ignores the holy teachings and sneaks into the palace of the Caliph (Brandon Hurst). All thoughts of robbery slip away, however, when he sees the beautiful princess (Julianne Johnston). Princes have come from many faraway lands to win the princess' hand (and it's amusing to watch her face growing ever more alarmed at their arrival, because each one is uglier than the last). The thief disguises himself as a prince and the princess falls in love with him. After having a pang of conscience the thief confesses all to the Holy Man (Charles Belcher), who sends him to find a magic chest. He braves many obstacles to get it, and when he returns he discovers that the Mongol Prince (So-Jin) has taken over the city. Using the chest, the reformed thief creates armies of men out of nothingness and recaptures the city. He then uses the cloak of invisibility to spirit the princess away on a magic carpet. Fairbanks stole some of the special effects for his film from Fritz Lang's Der Mude Tod, which he had purchased for American distribution. Thief of Baghdad, with its look of unrealistic beauty (courtesy of art director William Cameron Menzies), was not fully appreciated in its day. Because of its huge cost ($2 million -- a real fortune in those days), it made little money. After that, Fairbanks stuck closer to the swashbuckling persona he felt his audience wanted. Available now on DVD, the re-mastered film features a new score by Carl Davis.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/19/2013
UPC: 0741952739494
Original Release: 1924
Rating: NR
Source: Cohen Media Group
Presentation: [B&W]
Language: English
Time: 2:29:00
Sales rank: 14,169

Special Features

Audio commentary by Fairbanks biographer Jeffrey Vance; Featurettes including rare behind-the-scenes photographs

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Douglas Fairbanks Sr. Il ladro di Bagdad
Julanne Johnston La principessa,Actor
Snitz Edwards His Evil Associate
Anna May Wong The Mongol Slave
Charles Belcher L'uomo Santo
Sojin Il principe
K. Nambu Il consigliere
Sadakichi Hartmann Il mago
Winter-Blossom Lo schiavo
Etta Lee Lo schiavo del Sand Board
Brandon Hurst The Caliph
Tote Du Crow The Soothsayer
Noble Johnson Il principe Indiano
Mathilde Comont Il principe Persiano
Charles Stevens His Awaker
Sam Baker The Sworder
Edy Vessel Actor
Jesse Weldon Eunuch
Scott Mattraw Eunuch
Charles Sylvester Eunuch
Jesse Fuller Actor
Philharmonia Orchestra Performer
Mortimer Wilson Composer
Carl Davis Composer

Technical Credits
Hampton Del Ruth Special Effects
Raoul Walsh Director
Douglas Fairbanks Producer,Screenwriter
Lotta Woods Screenwriter
Theodore Reed Producer
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