The Thief of Bagdad

The Thief of Bagdad: An Arabian Nights Fantasy

Directed by: Raoul Walsh, USA, 1924

USA, 1924
Szenenphoto aus The Thief of Bagdad, © Fairbanks Pictures Corporation

Cast and Credits

Production Douglas Fairbanks Pictures Corporation
Distribution United Artists
Producer Douglas Fairbanks
Director Raoul Walsh
Scenario Lotta Woods [(scenario editor)]
Story Douglas Fairbanks [As Elton Thomas]
Director of Photography Arthur Edeson
Editor William Nolan
Art Director William Cameron Menzies
Irvin J. Martin
Make-Up George Westmore
Special Effects Hampton Del Ruth
Cast Douglas Fairbanks [The Thief of Bagdad]
Julanne Johnston [The Princess / Prinzessin]
Snitz Edwards [The Thief's Evil Associate]
Charles Belcher [The Holy Man]
Sôjin Kamiyama [The Mongol Prince (as Sojin)]
Anna May Wong [The Mongol Slave]
Brandon Hurst [The Caliph]
Noble Johnson [The Indian Prince]
Sam Baker [Sworder]
Winter Blossom [Slave of the Lute]
Mathilde Comont [Persian Prince]
Tote Du Crow [The Soothsayer]
Sadakichi Hartmann [Mongol Prince's Court Magician]
Eugene Jackson [Child]
Etta Lee [Slave of the Sand Board]
Paul Malvern [Gigantic Bat]
Scotty Mattraw [Eunuch]
K. Nambu [Mongol Prince's Counselor]
Jack Parker [Child]
Charles Stevens [Persian Prince's Awaker]
Charles Sylvester [Eunuch]
Jess Weldon [Eunuch]
Jesse Fuller [(not credited)]
Jesse Lasky jr. [(not credited)]
David Sharpe [(not credited)]
Myrna Loy [(uncertain or unconfirmed)]

Technical specifications
Category: Feature Film
Technical Details: Format: 35 mm, 1:1,33 - Ratio: 1:1,33 - viragiert,Length: 141 minutes, 20 frames per second
Sound System: silent
First Screening: March 18, 1924 in USA
Survival Status: Prints of this picture exist [Archiv: Photoplay Productions, London]
Szenenphoto aus The Thief of Bagdad, © Fairbanks Pictures Corporation

Reviews in German: Mit drei fürstlichen Rivalen bewirbt sich der Dieb von Bagdad um die Hand der Kalifen-Tochter. Nachdem er seine Vermessenheit eingesehen und sich geläutert hat, kommt er durch Zaubermittel doch noch zum Ziel. Douglas Fairbanks, der wie Mary Pickford und Charlie Chaplin sein eigener Produzent war, hat in diesem exotischen Märchen nicht nur sein Schauspielertalent entfalten können, sondern auch die ganze Trickmaschinerie Hollywoods. Ein heute noch sehenswerter Stummfilm. (Zoom)

Szenenphoto aus The Thief of Bagdad, © Fairbanks Pictures Corporation

General Information

The Thief of Bagdad is a motion picture produced in the year 1924 as a USA production. The Film was directed by Raoul Walsh, with Douglas Fairbanks, Julanne Johnston, Snitz Edwards, Charles Belcher, Sôjin Kamiyama, in the leading parts. We have currently no synopsis of this picture on file;

Bibliography - American Cinematographer, February 1924, pg 26.
- American Cinematographer, December 1924, pg 12.
- Exhibitor's Trade Review, 7 July 1923, pg 240.
- Exhibitor's Trade Review, 28 July 1923, pg 379.
- Film Daily, 4 May 1923.--
- Film Daily, 8 July 1923, pg 3.
- Film Daily, 13 November 1923.--
- Film Daily, 30 September 1923, pg 18.
- Film Daily, 7 February 1930, pg 8.
- Motion Picture News, 19 May 1923, pg 2408.
- Moving Picture World, 7 July 1923, pg 94.
- New York Times, 19 March 1924, pg 19.
May 1924, pg 54.
The Educational Screen
June 1925, pg 358.
- Variety, 26 March 1924, pg 26.
- La Cinémathèque Suisse, Nr. 198, Lausanne 2002;
- La Cinémathèque Suisse, Nr. 231, Lausanne, Mars-Avril 2006;
- Filmmuseum München, Heft 11, 2006/2007;
- Catalogo del Cinema Muto, Pordenone 2016, pp 35-40, 45-47

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