The Thief of Bagdad
1924 ‧ Drama/Fantasy ‧ 2h 35m
96% Rotten Tomatoes
When the Thief of Baghdad (Douglas Fairbanks) sneaks into a royal palace, he discovers and instantly falls in love with a beautiful princess (Julanne Johnston). The thief pretends to be a prince, and the princess becomes enamored with him. The thief then reveals his wrongdoing to a Holy Man (Charles Belcher), who sends him to find a magic chest as penance. Overcoming many obstacles to win the chest, the thief then uses its powers to save Baghdad from a foreign invader and rescue his beloved.
Initial release: March 18, 1924 (USA)
Director: Raoul Walsh
Costume design: Mitchell Leisen
Music composed by: Carl Davis, Mortimer Wilson
Screenplay: Lotta Woods, Achmed Abdullah
- How is something like this even done? Edit out the top of the rope?
- Play footage in reverse?
- I think it was reversed
- Douglas Fairbanks was hot.