The Thief of Baghdad

United States, 1924

Film
An old style movie poster with a blue background and a person riding a white horse with wings
The movie poster for The Thief of Bagdad.

Douglas Fairbanks plays the part of the Thief of Bagdad. He tries to win the heart of his true love, the Caliph’s daughter, by competing with various Princes to find rare treasure. He climbs clouds, battles sea-creatures and killer plants, defeats the Mongols with an army of dust, rides a winged horse and finally becomes victorious. This silent classic is a much loved children’s film.

Credits

director
producer

Douglas Fairbanks

production company

United Artists Corporation

Duration

02:49:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1924

Appears in

Constellation

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

37196

Language

English

Audience classification

G

Subject categories

Childrens Films

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - United States

Silent films

Sound/audio

Silent

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

Collected

7 times

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