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'The Thief Of Bagdad' DVD Michael Powell (1940)

Model: V484

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The Thief Of Bagdad' DVD, Michael Powell (1940), New & Sealed

Like the Arabian Nights this film plays with storytelling conventions in order to make us feel that there's plot, plot and more plot: it opens with what appears to be the frame device of a blind man telling the story of his life, then plunges into a flashback which takes us right up to the blind man's present, where we discover that about half of the story is yet to come. (It must be admitted that the second half doesn't quite live up to the promise of the first.) Like the Arabian Nights it tries to cram as many Middle-Eastern folk motiffs as possible into the one work. A freed genie, a beautiful princess, a flying carpet, fantastic mechanical toys, sea voyages, a crowded marketplace, a wicked vizier, jewels ... I don't know why it all works, but it does. Everything is just so beautiful. The sets are beautiful. June Duprez is beautiful. Rozsa's score is especially beautiful. As usual, it sounds Hungarian; but somehow he manages to convince us that he's being Hungarian in a Persian way.

Production Note:

Director: Ludwig Berger / Michael Powell


Conrad Veidt .... Jaffar of Bagdad
Sabu .... Abu
June Duprez .... Princess
John Justin .... Ahmad
Rex Ingram .... Genie
Miles Malleson .... Sultan of Basra
Morton Selten .... Old King
Mary Morris .... Halima/Animated Statue
Bruce Winston .... Merchant
Hay Petrie .... Astrologer
Adelaide Hall .... Singer with Princess
Roy Emerton .... Jailer
Allan Jeayes .... Narrator

Coding: All Region Code / NTSC format

Video: 4:3 Fullscreen

Audio: Dolby Digital / AC-3 / 5.1 Surround Sound

Languages: English

Subtitles: English / Chinese / None (Removable)

Runtime: 106mins.

Colour: Colour

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