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The Thief of Bagdad

December 03, 2019 <m>(Tuesday)
Dryden Theatre / George Eastman House
900 East Avenue
Rochester, New York 14607 (US)

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Douglas Fairbanks is in top form in his follow-up to Robin Hood (1922). Loosely adapted from One Thousand and One Nights, this story of Ahmed the thief takes a sharp turn when he falls in love with a caliph's daughter on one of his night raids. He must compete for her hand with three other princely suitors. The princess sets forth a challenge: After seven months, whoever provides her with the rarest item shall be her husband. With the original tinting restored to this print, Fairbanks's athletic antics are matched by William Cameron Menzies's eye-popping sets and state-of-the-art special effects.

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