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The Thief of Bagdad (1924) was a Adventure - Family Film directed by Raoul Walsh and produced by Douglas Fairbanks.

The Thief of Bagdad was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1996.

Academy Awards 1940 --- Ceremony Number 13 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Art DirectionVincent KordaWon
Best CinematographyGeorges PĂ©rinalWon
Best Music - ScoringMiklos RozsaNominated
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The Thief of Bagdad 1924

By Michele on Nov 9, 2014 From Timeless Hollywood

This post is part of the Fairy Tale Blogathon hosted by Movies Silently. Please note this post contains SPOILERS! The Thief of Bagdad is a 1924 silent film starring Douglas Fairbanks. It is a timeless, epic masterpiece. It is also an Arabian Nights Fantasy about an extraordinary adventure by a thie... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: THE THIEF OF BAGDAD (1940)

By Jennifer Garlen on May 19, 2014 From Virtual Virago

Producer Alexander Korda’s lavish revision of the 1924 silent version of The Thief of Bagdad marks a key moment in the evolution of the fantasy adventure film. It would prove an inspiration to imaginative filmmakers for generations to come; its influence is clearly seen, for example, in the Si... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: THE THIEF OF BAGDAD (1940)

By Jennifer Garlen on May 19, 2014 From Virtual Virago

Producer Alexander Korda’s lavish revision of the 1924 silent version of The Thief of Bagdad marks a key moment in the evolution of the fantasy adventure film. It would prove an inspiration to imaginative filmmakers for generations to come; its influence is clearly seen, for example, in the Si... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: THE THIEF OF BAGDAD (1940)

By Jennifer Garlen on May 19, 2014 From Virtual Virago

Producer Alexander Korda’s lavish revision of the 1924 silent version of The Thief of Bagdad marks a key moment in the evolution of the fantasy adventure film. It would prove an inspiration to imaginative filmmakers for generations to come; its influence is clearly seen, for example, in the Si... Read full article


THE THIEF OF BAGDAD (1924): NEVER WERE MOVIES MORE MAGICAL

By FlickChick on May 14, 2014 From A Person in the Dark

Last night I had a dream fulfilled: I saw Douglas Fairbanks' THE THIEF OF BAGDAD on the big screen. I'm a modern movie goer who is a fan of film of all eras. I love the earliest to the latest, as long as it suits my fancy. And, boy, did this film suit! It embodied all that I absolutely hold de... Read full article


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Included among the '1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die', edited by Steven Jay Schneider.
The movie's poster was as #9 of "The 25 Best Movie Posters Ever" by Premiere.
In some prints, Mathilde Comont is credited as M. Comont to keep her sex a secret. However, in several scenes in the film it is very obvious that the Persian Prince is being played by a woman.
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The Thief of Bagdad

Released 1924
Inducted 1996
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