The Thief of Bagdad1940

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The Thief of Bagdad
Directed by:
Ludwig Berger, Michael Powell and Tim Whelan

"The Thief of Bagdad" (also known as "Ladro di Bagdad, Il", "Dieb von Bagdad, Der") is an Adventure/Family/Fantasy film directed by Ludwig Berger, Michael Powell, and Tim Whelan, released on December 05 of 1940 in the USA . Conrad Veidt and Sabu are starring, alongside June Duprez, John Justin, Rex Ingram and Miles Malleson.

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Who directed "The Thief of Bagdad":

The Thief of Bagdad was directed by Ludwig Berger, Michael Powell and Tim Whelan.

Ludwig Berger was a German director, producer, cinematographer, composer, and actor. Before making The Thief of Bagdad, he had directed Ergens in Nederland, released in 1940, The Vagabond King (1930), Sins of the Fathers (1928), The Woman from Moscow (1928), Street of Sin (1928). Since, Ludwig Berger directed .

Michael Powell was an English director, writer, producer, and actor. Before making The Thief of Bagdad, he had directed Contraband, released in 1940, The Lion Has Wings (1939), The Spy in Black (1939), The Edge of the World (1937), The Brown Wallet (1936), and Someday (1935). Since, Michael Powell directed 49th Parallel, released in 1941, One of Our Aircraft Is Missing (1942), A Canterbury Tale (1944), 'I Know Where I'm Going!' (1945), A Matter of Life and Death (1946), and Black Narcissus (1947).

Tim Whelan was an American director, writer, screenwriter, actor, and producer. Before directing The Thief of Bagdad, he had directed Q Planes, released in 1939, Sidewalks of London (1938), The Divorce of Lady X (1938), Farewell Again (1937), The Mill on the Floss (1937), and The Murder Man (1935). Since, Tim Whelan directed The Mad Doctor, released in 1941, Twin Beds (1942), Nightmare (1942), Step Lively (1944), Atoll K (1951), and Rage at Dawn (1955).

What was the release date of "The Thief of Bagdad":

The Thief of Bagdad was initally released in the United States on Thursday, December 05, 1940. Also released on Thursday, December 05, 1940 has been The Son of Monte Cristo (dir. Rowland V. Lee). This was seventy-eight (78) years ago.

It has been released on Wednesday, December 25, 1940 in the United Kingdom; Thursday, April 11, 1946 in France; Thursday, August 04, 1949 in Germany and on Friday, December 21, 1951 in Japan.

Who is at the casting of "The Thief of Bagdad":

At the casting of The Thief of Bagdad we find Conrad Veidt, previously seen in Escape (1940) and Contraband (1940); Sabu (The Drum (1938), Elephant Boy (1937)); June Duprez (The Lion Has Wings (1939), The Spy in Black (1939)) [ more... ]

  • Hay Petrie and Conrad Veidt, June Duprez, Mary Morris also worked together in The Spy in Black, released in 1939.
  • Miles Malleson, Hay Petrie and Allan Jeayes also worked together in Knight Without Armour, released in 1937.
  • Allan Jeayes and June Duprez, Hay Petrie also worked together in The Four Feathers, released in 1939.
  • Miles Malleson and Hay Petrie also worked together in The Queen of Spades, released in 1949.

What is the Storyline of "The Thief of Bagdad":

The film's backstory is told in flashback, mimicking the style of the Arabian Nights.

Ahmad (John Justin), the naive King of Bagdad, is convinced by his evil Grand Vizier, Jaffar (Conrad Veidt), to go out into the city disguised as a poor man to get to know his subjects (in the manner of his grandfather Harun al-Rashid). Jaffar then has Ahmad thrown into a dungeon, where he is joined by the young thief Abu (Sabu), who arranges their escape. They flee to Basra, where Ahmad becomes acquainted [...]

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Rex Ingram ("Djinn"), John Justin ("Ahmad"), and June Duprez ("Princess")

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