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Thief of Bagdad, The (1924) Movie Information

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Raoul Walsh


Douglas Fairbanks
Snitz Edwards
Charles Belcher
Julanne Johnston
Brandon Hurst





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The Caliph of Bagdad promises his daughter's hand to the man who can bring back the greatest treasure in seven moons. A thief has fallen for the maiden and plans to win the prize, but a sneaky Prince of the Mongols also has his eyes set on the girl and will win her at any cost. -- Chris Kavan

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One of the most visually stunning and spirited examples from the age of silent cinema, Douglas Fairbanks plays the arab swashbuckler with gusto and bravado. Not surprisingly most of the story is told through visual imagery and it works splendidly. The sets are incredible, the action is exciting, and the tone is appropriately fanciful. It is indeed an exercise in Orientalist cliches and stereotypes about the Middle East but it's hard to deny how enjoyable it is to watch.

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