The Thief of Bagdad (1940)

Recommended
UK
Feature Film
Directors: Ludwig Berger, Michael Powell, Tim Whelan
Writers: Miles Malleson, Lajos Biro
Cinematographer: Georges Périnal
Composer: Miklos Rozsa
Cast: John Justin, Sabu, Conrad Veidt, June Duprez, Rex Ingram, Miles Malleson, Morton Selten
The Thief of Bagdad is an epic adventure, replete with magic carpets, giant flying genies, and nefarious kings, which manages, despite some rather dated and hokey special effects, to bring out one’s inner child by suspending disbelief and capturing the imagination with some good, well-paced, and fantastical storytelling. Iain.Stott