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Courtesy of Janus Films

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1001 Bissonnet
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Directed by Ludwig Berger, Michael Powell, and Tim Whelan



106 minutes




The Thief of Bagdad

Handsome Prince Ahmad (John Justin), the rightful King of Bagdad, has been blinded and cast out as a beggar. Now a captive of the wicked Grand Vizier Jaffar (Conrad Veidt), he is cast into a dungeon where he meets Abu (Sabu), the best thief in all Bagdad. Together they escape and embark on a series of escapades that involve a wish-granting genie in a bottle, a mechanical flying horse, an all-seeing magic jewel, a flying carpet, and a beautiful princess with fabulous costumes.

Archival 35mm print courtesy of the British Film Institute.