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Title The thief of Bagdad [(DVD) videorecording] / Alexander Korda presents ; screen play and dialogue by Miles Malleson ; scenario by Lajos Biro ; chief photographer, George Perinal ; directed by Ludwig Berger, Michael Powell and Tim Whelan ; produced by Alexander Korda ; United Artists.

Edition Special edition, full screen.
Publication Info. [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection : Janus Films, [date of publication not identified]
Location Call No. Status
 Nichols Adult DVD Fiction  F THI    AVAILABLE
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Description 2 videodiscs (106 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (20 pages : color illustrations ; 18 cm)
Series Criterion collection ; 431
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 431.
System Details DVD; region 1, NTSC; full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby digital mono.
Language In English with optional English SDH subtitles.
Cast Conrad Veidt, Sabu, June Duprez, John Justin, Rex Ingram, Miles Malleson, Morton Selten, Mary Morris, Bruce Winston, Hay Petrie, Adelaide Hall, Roy Emerton, Allan Jeayes.
Credits Associate producers, Zoltan Korda and William Cameron Menzies ; production designed by Vincent Korda ; special effects directed by Lawrence Butler ; musical score and songs by Miklos Rozsa ; production manager, David B. Cunynghame ; supervising editor, William Hornbeck ; costumes designed by Oliver Messel, John Armstrong, Marcel Vertes ; film editor, Charles Chrichton.
Summary When Prince Ahmad is blinded and cast out of Bagdad by the nefarious Jaffar, he joins forces with the scrappy thief Abu to win back his royal place, as well as the heart of a beautiful princess.
Note Special features (disc 1): optional audio commentary by filmmakers Francis Ford Coppola & Martin Scorsese; optional audio commentary by film historian Bruce Eder; optional music and effects track; theatrical trailer (3 min.); color bars.
Special features (disc 2): "Visual effects" documentary (c2008, 31 min.); Blue screen demo (2 min.); Powell reminisces about the making of the film (1987?, audio only); excerpts from a radio interview with Rózsa (1976, audio only); production and publicity stills gallery; Dufaycolor stills gallery; "The lion has wings" (c1940, 76 min., b&w), a propaganda film for the English war effort produced by Korda.
For specific features see interactive menu.
Subject Arabian nights -- Television adaptations -- Videodiscs.
Arabian nights -- Film adaptations -- Videodiscs.
Princes -- Iraq -- Baghdad -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Thieves -- Iraq -- Baghdad -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Baghdad (Iraq) -- Kings and rulers -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Genre Fantasy films.
Action and adventure films.
Fiction films.
Film adaptations.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Korda, Alexander, Sir, 1893-1956, producer.
Malleson, Miles, screenwriter.
Biró, Lajos, 1880-1948, screenwriter.
Périnal, Georges, 1897-1965, cinematographer.
Berger, Ludwig, 1892-1969, director.
Powell, Michael, 1905-1990, director.
Whelan, Tim, 1893-1957, director.
Veidt, Conrad, 1893-1943, actor.
Sabu, 1924-1963, actor.
Duprez, June, 1918-1984, actor.
Justin, John, 1917-2002, actor.
Ingram, Rex, 1895-1969, actor.
Selten, Morton, 1860-1939, actor.
Morris, Mary, 1915-1988, actor.
Winston, Bruce, actor.
Petrie, Hay, 1895-1948, actor.
Hall, Adelaide, actor.
Emerton, Roy, 1892-1944, actor.
Jeayes, Allan, 1885-1963, actor.
Crichton, Charles, 1910-1999, film editor.
Rózsa, Miklós, 1907-1995, composer.
Coppola, Francis Ford, 1939- commentator.
Scorsese, Martin, commentator.
Eder, Bruce, commentator.
Moor, Andrew, 1964- writer of accompanying material.
Christie, Ian, 1945- writer of accompanying material.
United Artists Corporation.
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Janus Films.
Added Title Thief of Bagdad (Motion picture)
Visual effects.
Lion has wings.
Arabian fantasies.
Lion triumphant.
ISBN 9781604650426
Standard No. 715515029926
Music No. CC1754D Criterion Collection
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