The Thief of Bagdad (1924 film)

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The Thief of Bagdad is a 1924 American silent swashbuckler film directed by Raoul Walsh and starring Douglas Fairbanks, and written by Achmed Abdullah and Lotta Woods.wikipedia
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Douglas Fairbanks

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The Thief of Bagdad is a 1924 American silent swashbuckler film directed by Raoul Walsh and starring Douglas Fairbanks, and written by Achmed Abdullah and Lotta Woods.
He was best known for his swashbuckling roles in silent films including The Thief of Bagdad, Robin Hood, and The Mark of Zorro but spent the early part of his career making comedies.

Anna May Wong

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The movie, strong on special effects of the period (flying carpet, magic rope and fearsome monsters) and featuring massive Arabian-style sets, also proved to be a stepping stone for Anna May Wong, who portrayed a treacherous Mongol slave.
During the silent film era, she acted in The Toll of the Sea (1922), one of the first movies made in color and Douglas Fairbanks' The Thief of Bagdad (1924).

Raoul Walsh

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The Thief of Bagdad is a 1924 American silent swashbuckler film directed by Raoul Walsh and starring Douglas Fairbanks, and written by Achmed Abdullah and Lotta Woods.
He later directed The Thief of Bagdad (1924), starring Douglas Fairbanks and Anna May Wong, and Laurence Stallings' What Price Glory? (1926), starring Victor McLaglen and Dolores del Río.

Lotta Woods

The Thief of Bagdad is a 1924 American silent swashbuckler film directed by Raoul Walsh and starring Douglas Fairbanks, and written by Achmed Abdullah and Lotta Woods.
The Thief of Bagdad (1924)

Mathilde Comont

The princess watches anxiously as first the glowering Prince of the Indies, then the obese Prince of Persia (an uncredited Mathilde Comont), and finally the Prince of the Mongols pass by the rose-tree.
The Thief of Bagdad (1924) as the corpulent Prince of Persia

Jeffrey Vance

Fairbanks biographer Jeffrey Vance writes, "An epic romantic fantasy-adventure inspired by several of the Arabian Nights tales, The Thief of Bagdad is the greatest artistic triumph of Fairbanks's career. The superb visual design, spectacle, imaginative splendor, and visual effects, along with his bravura performance (leading a cast of literally thousands), all contribute to making this his masterpiece."
The Thief of Bagdad (Cohen Film Collection 2013)

Jack Churchill

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The eccentric Second World War soldier Jack Churchill also had an uncredited part.
He used his archery and bagpipe talents to play a small role in the 1924 film, The Thief of Bagdad and also appeared in the 1938 film, A Yank at Oxford.

Sojin (actor)

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Sojin Kamiyama as Cham Shang, Prince of the Mongols
The Thief of Bagdad (1924)

Julanne Johnston

Julanne Johnston as The Princess. Johnston had appeared the previous year in another Arabian Nights fantasy, the now lost The Brass Bottle, directed by Maurice Tourneur.
She was also the female lead in the Douglas Fairbanks film The Thief of Bagdad, with Anna May Wong, that same year.

Noble Johnson

Noble Johnson as The Prince of the Indies
In the 1920s Johnson was a very busy character actor, appearing in such top-notch silent films as The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921) with Rudolph Valentino, Cecil B. DeMille's original The Ten Commandments (1923), The Thief of Bagdad (1924), and Dante's Inferno (1924).

One Thousand and One Nights

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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 Baghdad.
The critic Robert Irwin singles out the two versions of The Thief of Baghdad (1924 version directed by Raoul Walsh; 1940 version produced by Alexander Korda) and Pier Paolo Pasolini's Il fiore delle Mille e una notte, 1974) as ranking "high among the masterpieces of world cinema."

Achmed Abdullah

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The Thief of Bagdad is a 1924 American silent swashbuckler film directed by Raoul Walsh and starring Douglas Fairbanks, and written by Achmed Abdullah and Lotta Woods.
The Thief of Bagdad (1924) (screenplay)

Cloak of invisibility

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After many adventures, Ahmed gains a cloak of invisibility and a small chest of magic powder which turns into whatever he wishes when he sprinkles it. He races back to the city.
Another film from the same year to use a cloak of invisibility was Raoul Walsh's The Thief of Bagdad, in which the cloak plays a pivotal role.

National Film Registry

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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".

Snitz Edwards

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In 1925 he was cast in one of his most memorable roles, that of Florine Papillon in the Rupert Julian directed box-office hit The Phantom of the Opera, opposite Lon Chaney, Sr. and Mary Philbin; and he co-starred with Douglas Fairbanks in Thief of Bagdad.

The Thief of Bagdad (1940 film)

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The 1940 film of the same name made the title character, played by Sabu, a sidekick for a handsome prince rather than the leading man.
Although this production is a remake of the 1924 version, the two films have differences, most significantly the thief and the prince are separate characters in the 1940 version.

Charles Belcher (actor)

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Charles Belcher as The Holy Man (Imam) / Narrator
The Thief of Bagdad (1924) - The Holy Man

AFI's 10 Top 10

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In June 2008, the American Film Institute revealed its 10 Top 10, the 10 best films in 10 "classic" American film genres.

Arthur Edeson

His work included many landmarks in film history, including The Thief of Bagdad (1924), Frankenstein (1931), The Maltese Falcon (1941), and Casablanca (1942).

Baghdad Thirudan

A little more than thirty five years later, MGR assumed the role of Ali, the thief of Baghdad in 1960 in MGR's version, Baghdad Thirudan.
The film was a remake of 1924 silent film The Thief of Bagdad and was inspired by 1951 Tony Curtis-starrer, The Prince Who Was a Thief.

Sam Baker (actor)

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Sam Baker as the sworder.
His first screen appearance was in a genre project: he was the sworder in Douglas Fairbanks' The Thief of Bagdad (1924).

Kino International (company)

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A restored version first appeared on US DVD in 1998, via Kino International.
The Thief of Bagdad (1924)