The Thief of Bagdad

Film, Fantasy

Time Out says

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.

By: GB


Release details

11 mins

Cast and crew

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