The Thief of Bagdad (1940)
The Thief of Bagdad (1940)

Melbourne Cinémathèque & ACMI present

The Thief of Bagdad

Michael Powell, Ludwig Berger and Tim Whelan | United Kingdom | 1940 | G


Wed 15 May 2024

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This truly marvellous blend of magic, action, music (by Miklós Rózsa), romance and the unbridled spirit of early cinema is one of the most popular and fondly remembered of all screen fantasies, The caliph succumbs to the power of his wicked grand vizier (Conrad Veidt) before Abu (Sabu) acquires, from a bottle, the wishes of a mischievous genie (Rex Ingram). The only film to truly capture, in brilliant Technicolor (shot by Georges Périnal), the overpowering atmosphere of the Arabian Nights, this multi-Oscar winning opus was a key international breakthrough for Powell and producer Alexander Korda.

Format: DCP
Language: English
Source: Park Circus
Runtime: 106 mins

Event duration

106 mins




Cinema 1, Level 2
ACMI, Fed Square

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