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The Thief of Bagdad Overview:

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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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.


Jaffar: Strange how an unpleasant child can make a decent dog!


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.


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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.
Vivien Leigh was originally cast in the role of the Princess, but when, in late 1938, she won the part of Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind. Korda gave the role to young, up and coming starlet, June Duprez.
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