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The Thief of Bagdad (1940) was a Adventure - Family Film directed by William Cameron Menzies and Zoltan Korda and produced by Alexander Korda, William Cameron Menzies and Zoltan Korda.

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Classics Revisited: The Thief of Bagdad

By Barry P. on Sep 18, 2011 From Cinematic Catharsis

(1940) Directed by Ludwig Berger, Michael Powell, Tim Whelan, Alexander Korda (Uncredited), Zoltan Korda (Uncredited) and William Cameron Menzies (Uncredited); Written by Miles Malleson; Scenario by Lajos Biró; Starring: Conrad Veidt, Sabu, June Duprez and John Justin; Available on DVD. Rating: ****... Read full article


O Ladrão de Bagdá / The Thief of Bagdad (1940)

By Lê on Jul 8, 2011 From Critica Retro

O Ladrão de Bagdá / The Thief of Bagdad (1940) Primeira versão sonorizada e em cores do filme estrelado em 1924 por Douglas Fairbanks, O Ladrão de Bagdá é uma história de amizade, malandragem, cobiça, magia e, como não podia deixar de ser, amor. O estreante John Justin é Ahmad, príncipe que, am... Read full article


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Quotes from

[At the pool]
Princess: Who are you?
Ahmad: Your slave.
Princess: Where have you come from?
Ahmad: From the other side of time, to find you.
Princess: How long have you been searching?
Ahmad: Since time began.
Princess: Now that you've found me, how long will you stay?
Ahmad: To the end of time.
Ahmad: For me, there can be no more beauty in the world, than yours.
Princess: For me, there can be no more pleasure in the world, than to please you.


Doctor: But she loves the blind man.
Jaffar: Do you call the lisping of two children in the garden love? Love she has yet to learn. But I'm here to teach her.


Jaffar: Forget Ahmed. He's no longer blind. For a man with eyes the world is full of women. Only I am cursed, that I can see only you.


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Facts about

Producer Alexander Korda was so demanding that he went through six directors during the production of this film, including his brother Zoltan Korda and leading art director William Cameron Menzies.
Filmed at London's Denham Studios, which had just merged with J. Arthur Rank's nearby Pinewood Studios.
When filming began in the USA, the stricter US censorship codes were applied. One of the most obvious differences between the scenes shot in the UK and those filmed in the USA is that the tops of the actresses' costumes were buttoned up all the way to satisfy the Hays Office. That kind of clue makes it easier to identify the US-shot scenes than trying to spot differences in the sets.
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