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The Thief of Bagdad

7.5
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Original title
The Thief of Bagdad
Year
Running time
140 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Lotta Woods, Douglas Fairbanks
Music
Silent Movie
Cinematography
Arthur Edeson (B&W)
Cast
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Producer
United Artists
Genre
Adventure. Fantasy. Action | Silent Film
Synopsis / Plot
Douglas Fairbanks is at his most graceful and charismatic in one of the classic silent films of the 1920s. As the thief of Baghdad, his movements are dance-like -- nothing like the athletics he performed in most of his other films. In this Arabian take, the thief ignores the holy teachings and sneaks into the palace of the Caliph (Brandon Hurst). All thoughts of robbery slip away, however, when he sees the beautiful princess (Julanne Johnston). Princes have come from many faraway lands to win the princess' hand (and it's amusing to watch her face growing ever more alarmed at their arrival, because each one is uglier than the last). The thief disguises himself as a prince and the princess falls in love with him. After having a pang of conscience, the thief confesses all to the Holy Man (Charles Belcher), who sends him to find a magic chest. He braves many obstacles to get it, and when he returns he discovers that the Mongol Prince (Sojin) has taken over the city.
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