The Thief of Bagdad

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  • Fantasy films
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Fairbanks' Arabian Nights spectacle presents American silent cinema at its most flamboyant. The collection of sets were said to extend over six-and-a-half acres; the designs, partly by William Cameron Menzies, are a dizzy conglomeration of Manhattan chic, Art Deco, and rampant Chinoiserie, guaranteed to amaze the eyes. Fairbanks leaps and grins through them all, the personification of American 'pep'. Korda's version of 1940 has the quirks and the luscious colour, but this one has the electric energy.

Release details

Duration: 11 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Raoul Walsh
Screenwriter: Lotta Woods, Douglas Fairbanks
Cast: Douglas Fairbanks
Julanne Johnston
Anna May Wong
Snitz Edwards
Charles Belcher
Brandon Hurst
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