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Action and adventure films
National Film Registry
|Document Type:||Visual material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Raoul Walsh; Lotta Woods; Elton Thomas; Arthur Edeson; Bill Nolan; William Cameron Menzies; Mitchell Leisen; Rodney Sauer; Susan Hall; Douglas Fairbanks; Snitz Edwards; Charles Belcher; Julanne Johnston; Sōjin Kamiyama; Anna May Wong; Brandon Hurst; Tote Du Crow; Noble Johnson; Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra.; Douglas Fairbanks Pictures Company.; United Artists Corporation.; Kino International Corporation.
|Language Note:||Silent, with English intertitles and musical accompaniment.|
|Notes:||Originally released as a motion picture in 1924.
Cast & crew credits from container and other sources.
Also issued as part of the box set: The Douglas Fairbanks collection.
|Credits:||Photographed by Arthur Edeson ; film editor, William Nolan ; production design, William Cameron Menzies ; costume director, Mitchell Leisen ; score compiled by Rodney Sauer and Susan Hall, adapted from the original 1924 cue sheets ; score performed by the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra.|
|Cast:||Douglas Fairbanks, Snitz Edwards, Charles Belcher, Julanne Johnston, Sojin, Anna May Wong, Brandon Hurst, Tote Du Crow, Noble Johnson.|
|Awards:||National Film Registry selection, 1996.|
|Description:||1 videodisc (154 min.) : sd., col. tinted ; 4 3/4 in.|
|Details:||DVD; region 1, NTSC; full screen presentation; digital stereo.|
|Contents:||Special features: Introduction by Orson Welles (5 min.) --
Rare outtake footage (19 min.) --
Matte photography outtakes (1 min.) --
Excerpt from Paul Leni's "Waxworks=Das wachsfigurenkabinett" (c1924, 3 min.) --
Excerpt from Georges Melies's "Arabian nights = Le Palais des Mille et Une Nuits" (c1905, 8 min.) --
"About the score" essay by Rodney Sauer (33 p.) --
Excerpts from the souvenir program book (22 p.).
|Other Titles:||Thief of Bagdad (Motion picture : 1924)|
|Responsibility:||directed by Raoul Walsh ; scenario by Lotta Woods ; screenplay by Elton Thomas ; produced by Douglas Fairbanks Pictures Corp. ; United Artists.|
A carefree pickpocket turns his appealing brand of mischievous thievery toward the attainment of happiness-- and an exotic Princess. The only way he can win either is by retrieving the rarest treasures hidden within the mysterious Orient, a quest that grows more fantastic with every passing thrill.
Retrieving notes about this item
- Arabs -- Drama.
- Thieves -- Drama.
- Baghdad (Iraq) -- Kings and rulers -- Drama.
- Arabian nights -- Film adaptations.
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