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The Thief of Bagdad is a american film of genre Drama directed by Raoul Walsh released in USA on 18 march 1924 with Douglas Fairbanks

The Thief of Bagdad (1924)

The Thief of Bagdad
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Released in USA 18 march 1924
Length 2h35
Directed by
OriginUSA
Genres Drama,    Science fiction,    Fantastic,    Fantasy,    Action,    Adventure,    Romance
Rating77% 3.8956453.8956453.8956453.8956453.895645

The Thief of Bagdad is a 1924 American swashbuckler film directed by Raoul Walsh and starring Douglas Fairbanks. 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 Bagdad. In 1996, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

Fairbanks considered this to be his personal favorite of all of his films, according to his son. The film's use of imaginative gymnastics suited the athletic star, whose "catlike, seemingly effortless" movements were as much dance as gymnastics. Along with his earlier Robin Hood (1922), the film marked Fairbanks's transformation from genial comedy to a career in "swashbuckling" roles. The movie, strong on special effects of the period (flying carpet, magic rope and fearsome monsters) and featuring massive Arabian-style sets, also proved to be a stepping stone for Anna May Wong, who portrayed a treacherous Mongol slave.

The Thief of Bagdad is now widely considered one of the great silent films and Fairbanks’s greatest work. Fairbanks biographer Jeffrey Vance writes, “An epic romantic fantasy-adventure inspired by several of the Arabian Nights tales, The Thief of Bagdad is the greatest artistic triumph of Fairbanks’s career. The superb visual design, spectatcle, imaginative splendor, and visual effects, along with his bravura performance (leading a cast of literally thousands), all contribute to making this his masterpiece.

Synopsis

Ahmed (Douglas Fairbanks) robs as he pleases in the city of Baghdad. Wandering into a mosque, he tells the holy man (Charles Belcher) he disdains his religion; his philosophy is, "What I want, I take."

Actors

Douglas Fairbanks

(The Thief of Bagdad)
Snitz Edwards

(His Evil Associate)
Charles Belcher

(The Holy Man)
Julanne Johnston

(The Princess)
Anna May Wong

(The Mongol Slave)
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