The Thief of Bagdad (1940)

The Thief Of Bagdad (1940)

1h 46min. // After being tricked and cast out of Bagdad by the evil Jaffar, King Ahmad joins forces with a thief named Abu to reclaim his throne, the city, and the Princess he loves.


Directed by: Ludwig Berger, Michael Powell and Tim Whelan

Writing Credits: Miles Malleson and Miklós Rózsa

Starring: Conrad Veidt (as Jaffar), Sabu (as Abu), June Duprez (as Princess), John Justin (as Ahmad), Rex Ingram (as Djinn), Miles Malleson (as Sultan) and Mary Morris (as Halima)


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WON. Academy Awards, USA 1941. Best Cinematography, Color. Georges Périnal.

WON. Academy Awards, USA 1941. Best Art Direction, Color. Vincent Korda.

WON. Academy Awards, USA 1941. Best Effects, Special Effects. Lawrence W. Butler (photographic), Jack Whitney (sound).

NOMINATED. Academy Awards, USA 1941. Best Music, Original Score. Miklós Rózsa.

NOMINATED. Hugo Awards 1941. Best Dramatic Presentation – Long Form.

NOMINATED. Venice Film Festival 1946. Best Feature Film.

NOMINATED. International Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA) 2017. Best Re-Release or Re-Recording of an Existing Score.


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