The Thief of Bagdad

The Thief of Bagdad
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 34 minutes
  • Video: Tinted
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1924
  • Label: Kino Video
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Excerpts:
      1. Paul Leni's WAXWORKS
      2. Georges Melie's ARABIAN NIGHTS
      3. The Souvenir Program
    • Introduction: Orson Welles - Filmmaker
    • Rare Outtake Footage
    • Rare Special Effects Footage

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Memorable Quotes and Dialog:

"Happiness must be earned."

Entertainment Reviews:

A.V. Club - 02/20/2013
"THE THIEF OF BAGDAD was a major event in the '20s, and still feels major now." -- Grade: A-
New York Times - 02/22/2013
"Using a panoply of optical and mechanical effects Fairbanks leads the viewer through a range of magical worlds."

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A spectacular accomplishment in production design and special effects, Raoul Walsh's The Thief of Bagdad is a bold Arabian adventure starring Douglas Fairbanks as a carefree pickpocket who turns his appealing brand of mischievous thievery toward the attainment of happiness... and an exotic Princess (Julanne Johnston). The only way he can win either is by retrieving the rarest treasures hidden within the mysterious Orient, a quest that grows more fantastic with every passing thrill, as the tenacious thief rises high above the city on a magic carpet, battles a fire-breathing dragon in caverns of flame and soars into the clouds on the back of a winged steed via innovative special effects.

This special Kino on Video DVD is the definitive edition of Fairbank's classic, digitally mastered from a 35mm archive negative, with 19 minutes of rare outtakes and special effects footage.

Product Description:

In this silent classic, Douglas Fairbanks is superb as a mischievous thief who, with the help of a genie's magic, tries to outwit the evil ruler of Bagdad. A wondrous, fantastic adventure, THE THIEF OF BAGDAD showcases the talents of Fairbanks--the first and greatest of film swashbucklers. With the help of a magic rope and a magic carpet, the hero woos a beautiful princess and faces many mortal dangers, including fierce dragons, blazing fires, and swelling waters, in his quest to prove himself worthy of her love.


Production Notes:

  • THE THIEF OF BAGDAD was added to the Library of Congress National Film Registry in 1996.
  • Elton Thomas is a pseudonym for actor Douglas Fairbanks.

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  • Sales Rank: 84,675
  • UPC: 738329032920
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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