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 Bir?; Starring: Conrad Veidt, Sabu, June Duprez and John Justin; Available on DVD. Rating: ****... Read full article

O Ladr?o de Bagd? / The Thief of Bagdad (1940)

By L? on Jul 8, 2011 From Critica Retro

O Ladr?o de Bagd? / The Thief of Bagdad (1940) Primeira vers?o sonorizada e em cores do filme estrelado em 1924 por Douglas Fairbanks, O Ladr?o de Bagd? ? uma hist?ria de amizade, malandragem, cobi?a, magia e, como n?o podia deixar de ser, amor. O estreante John Justin ? Ahmad, pr?ncipe que, am... Read full article

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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.

[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.

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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.
The first assigned director, Ludwig Berger, wanted his old friend, the 80-year-old Austrian operetta composer Oscar Straus, to compose the score. Miklos Rozsa only won the assignment by sitting in an office adjoining Berger's and playing his catchy melodies over and over again. The Viennese waltzes that Straus had supplied were quickly dropped in favor of Rozsa's sweeping and colorful score.
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.
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