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The Sword of Ali Baba

Original title
The Sword of Ali Baba
Year
Running time
81 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Edmund L. Hartmann, Oscar Brodney. Story: Edmund L. Hartmann
Cinematography
William Margulies
Cast
Producer
Universal Pictures. Distributor: Universal Pictures
Genre
Adventure. Romance | Remake
Synopsis
As the Mongols invade Baghdad in 1258 the Caliph escapes the city and heads to Basra with his young son, Ali. The Mongols catch the Caliph and he is killed but his son evades capture. In the desert Ali finds the hideout of the only resistance force, the forty thieves, and he joins them and grows up as one of them. Meanwhile his betrothed, the fair daughter of Prince Kasim, is taken to Baghdad by her father to be married to the Mongol leader, Hulago Khan. Ali goes to Baghdad and captures her but soon sets her free. She learns that he is her betrothed as well as the leader of the band of thieves. Her wedding to the Khan is set for Ramadan and so Ali Baba and his band of thieves attend the celebrations parading as traders. A great fight ensues and the Khan is killed, Baghdad is freed and Ali and his princess live happily ever after.
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