The Thief of Bagdad (1940) Movie Review Summary

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THE THIEF OF BAGDAD is a british movie directed by Michael Powell and Ludwig Berger. Oscar for the best special effects, the best cinematography and the best art direction in 1941.
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The Sultan Ahmad, disguised, decides to mingle with his own people and is sent into jail by Jaffar the Vizir. There he meets Abu, a young thief, who escapes with him. Together, they will try to overthrow the bloody political regime of Jaffar with the help of a Genius, the All-Seeing Eye and a magic carpet.

An enchantment for children and parents.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 70% Time/Era of Movie:    -   16th-19th century Legal/Political Thriller?    -   Yes Political Plotlets:    -   deposing an evil leader

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   thief/con artist Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Arabic


Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Arabia Misc setting    -   fancy mansion    -   prison    -   castle

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   gory visuals of deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing Kind of violence:    -   knives    -   swords Unusual forms of death    -   decapitated    -   perforation--swords/knives Any profanity?    -   None Lot of special effects?    -   Yes If this is a kid's movie...    -   Ages 5-10

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