Sinbad the Sailor Overview:

Sinbad the Sailor (1947) was a Romance - Adventure Film directed by Richard Wallace and produced by Stephen Ames.

Academy Awards 1936 --- Ceremony Number 9 (source: AMPAS)

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Best Animated Short FilmParamountNominated
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[last lines]
Sinbad: Thank Allah, I am sailing home to Dariabar!
Arab listening to Sinbad's story: Sinbad, my friend Sinbad! Where is Dariabar?
Sinbad: It's here.
[points to his heart]
Sinbad: It's here.
[points to his head]
Sinbad: And it's here.
[pulls Shireen to his side]


[first lines]
Title Card: O Masters, O Noble Persons, O Brothers, know you that in the time of the Caliph Harun-Al-Rashid, there lived on the golden shore of Persia a man of adventure called Sinbad the Sailor. Strange and wondrous were the tales told of him and his voyages. But who, shall we surmise, gave him his immortality? Who, more than all other sons of Allah, spread glory to the name of Sinbad? Who else, O Brother, but...
Sinbad: - Sinbad the Sailor! Know me, O Brothers, for the truth of my words, and by the ears of the Prophet, every word I have spoken is truth!


Sinbad: No! For a danik she'll sell me to Satan... and you'll split your tongue trying to be the Prince of Dariabar. Can you name the day of the moon and the moon of the year when that medallion was first put upon me by father? Can you name the father's father of my father's father? Can you call to memory the hundred ancestors of my mother? Have you the blue eyes of the Ahmed? Have you a scar underneath your thirteenth rib?
Emir: No, but I...
[Sinbad whips out a hidden knife]
Sinbad: No, but you shall have one!


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"The Hedda Hopper Show - This Is Hollywood" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on March 29, 1947 with Douglas Fairbanks Jr. and Maureen O'Hara reprising their film roles.
RKO had to scuttle its plan to present this film as a 1946 Christmas-season attraction when a strike at the Technicolor processing plant delayed the making of prints. The wide-release date would be moved up to January 13, 1947, with the Manhattan opening at the Palace Theatre following on January 22, 1947. Needing a black-and-white movie for its 1946 yuletide schedule, RKO chose a film destined to become a holiday perennial: Frank Capra's It's a Wonderful Life.
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