The Thief of Baghdad

Film, Fantasy

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.


Release details

102 mins

Cast and crew

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