22.1.12

The Thief of Bagdad 1924













The Thief of Bagdad is a 1924 movie by Raoul Walsh and starring Douglas Fairbanks. Freely adapted from One Thousand and One Nights, it tells the story of a thief who falls in love with the daughter of the Caliph of Bagdad. What I find most compelling of this movie is the attempt for accuracy in terms of specific Islamic references, including the written dialogue material. The sets are rumored to have been some of the most costly during the 20's, and are quite grand in scale as referenced by the above screen shots. I have attached the movie found on youtube as well.



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