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The Thief of Baghdad

  • Film
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Time Out says

It's a faltering hand stoking the high camp fire here. Behind the ornate theatricality and sumptuous effects of this remake there lurks a total lack of conviction. Hyperactive McDowall (the thief) is upstaged by old pro Ustinov as the Caliph; Kabir Bedi, once India's 'highest paid male model', is a joke as the prince, meant to symbolise the alliance of magic and muscle; and Terence Stamp, as a lethargic representative of Supreme Evil, simply waits around for henchmen or flying carpets to do the dirty work.
Written by CR

Release Details

  • Duration:102 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Clive Donner
  • Screenwriter:AJ Carothers
  • Cast:
    • Roddy McDowall
    • Peter Ustinov
    • Terence Stamp
    • Kabir Bedi
    • Frank Finlay
    • Marina Vlady
    • Pavla Ustinov
    • Daniel Emilfork
    • Ian Holm
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