• THIEF OF BAGDAD (THE), STARRING DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS, 1925

THE THIEF OF BAGDAD
STARRING DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS
1925

COLOUR TINT VERSION

The Thief of Bagdad is a 1924 American swashbuckler film directed by Raoul Walsh and starring Douglas Fairbanks. Freely adapted from One Thousand and One Nights, it tells the story of a thief who falls in love with the daughter of the Caliph of Bagdad. In 1996, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

Fairbanks considered this to be his personal favorite of all of his films, according to his son. The film's use of imaginative gymnastics suited the athletic star. Along with his earlier Robin Hood (1922), the film marked Fairbanks's transformation from genial comedy to a career in "swashbuckling" roles.

PLOT:
A thief falls in love with the Caliph of Bagdad's daughter. The Caliph will give her hand to the suitor that brings back the rarest treasure after seven moons. The thief sets off on a magical journey while, unbeknownst to him, another suitor, the Prince of the Mongols, is not playing by the rules...

CAST:
Douglas Fairbanks ... The Thief of Bagdad
Snitz Edwards ... His Evil Associate
Charles Belcher ... The Holy Man
Julanne Johnston ... The Princess
Sôjin Kamiyama ... The Mongol Prince
Anna May Wong ... The Mongol Slave
Brandon Hurst ... The Caliph
Tote Du Crow ... The Soothsayer
Noble Johnson ... The Indian Prince

Directed by Raoul Walsh

RUNNING TIME: 255 MINUTES

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