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The Resource The thief of Bagdad : an Arabian fantasy, 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, (videorecording)

The thief of Bagdad : an Arabian fantasy, 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, (videorecording)

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The thief of Bagdad : an Arabian fantasy
Title
The thief of Bagdad
Title remainder
an Arabian fantasy
Statement of responsibility
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
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Actor
Screenwriter
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Composer
Cinematographer
Director
Film editor
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
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Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
  • Thief of Bagdad (Motion picture : 1940)
  • Thief of Bagdad (Motion picture : 1924)
Credits note
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
Dewey number
791.43/72
Language note
In English with optional English SDH subtitles
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.T41757 2008
PerformerNote
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
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1893-1956
  • 1880-1948
  • 1897-1965
  • 1892-1969
  • 1905-1990
  • 1893-1957
  • 1893-1943
  • 1924-1963
  • 1918-1984
  • 1917-2002
  • 1895-1969
  • 1860-1939
  • 1915-1988
  • 1895-1948
  • 1892-1944
  • 1885-1963
  • 1910-1999
  • 1907-1995
  • 1939-
  • 1964-
  • 1945-
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  • Korda, Alexander
  • Malleson, Miles
  • Biró, Lajos
  • Périnal, Georges
  • Berger, Ludwig
  • Powell, Michael
  • Whelan, Tim
  • Veidt, Conrad
  • Sabu
  • Duprez, June
  • Justin, John
  • Ingram, Rex
  • Selten, Morton
  • Morris, Mary
  • Winston, Bruce
  • Petrie, Hay
  • Hall, Adelaide
  • Emerton, Roy
  • Jeayes, Allan
  • Crichton, Charles
  • Rózsa, Miklós
  • Coppola, Francis Ford
  • Scorsese, Martin
  • Eder, Bruce
  • Moor, Andrew
  • Christie, Ian
  • United Artists Corporation
  • Criterion Collection (Firm)
  • Janus Films
Runtime
106
Series statement
Criterion collection
Series volume
431
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  • Princes
  • Thieves
  • Baghdad (Iraq)
  • Thieves
  • Princes
  • Baghdad (Iraq)
  • Kings and rulers
  • Princes
  • Thieves
  • Iraq
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
The thief of Bagdad : an Arabian fantasy, 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, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1940
  • Booklet includes essays by film scholars Andrew Moor ("Arabian fantasies") & Ian Christie ("The lion triumphant")
  • 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
Accompanying material
1 booklet (20 p. : col. ill. ; 18 cm.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Contents
Special features: disc 1. The film: New digital transfer, from restored film elements ; Two audio commentaries: one featuring renowned directors Francis Ford Coppola and Martin Scorsese, and one with film and music historian Bruce Eder ; Optional music and effects track ; Theatrical trailer -- disc 2. "Visual effects" documentary featuring interviews with special-effects masters Ray Harryhausen, Dennis Muren, and Craig Barron ; "The lion has wings (1940)," producer Alexander Korda's propaganda film for the English war effort, created when The Thief of Bagdad went into production hiatus ; Excerpts from co-director Michael Powell's audio dictations for his autobiography ; Excerpt from a 1976 radio interview with composer Miklos Rozsa ; Stills gallery featuring rare images of the film's production and photos shot in Dufaycolor
Control code
ocn212382901
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special ed., full screen.
Extent
2 videodiscs (106 min.)
Isbn
9781604650426
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515029926
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
CC1754D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)212382901
System details
DVD; region 1, NTSC; full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby digital mono
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The thief of Bagdad : an Arabian fantasy, 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, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1940
  • Booklet includes essays by film scholars Andrew Moor ("Arabian fantasies") & Ian Christie ("The lion triumphant")
  • 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
Accompanying material
1 booklet (20 p. : col. ill. ; 18 cm.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Contents
Special features: disc 1. The film: New digital transfer, from restored film elements ; Two audio commentaries: one featuring renowned directors Francis Ford Coppola and Martin Scorsese, and one with film and music historian Bruce Eder ; Optional music and effects track ; Theatrical trailer -- disc 2. "Visual effects" documentary featuring interviews with special-effects masters Ray Harryhausen, Dennis Muren, and Craig Barron ; "The lion has wings (1940)," producer Alexander Korda's propaganda film for the English war effort, created when The Thief of Bagdad went into production hiatus ; Excerpts from co-director Michael Powell's audio dictations for his autobiography ; Excerpt from a 1976 radio interview with composer Miklos Rozsa ; Stills gallery featuring rare images of the film's production and photos shot in Dufaycolor
Control code
ocn212382901
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special ed., full screen.
Extent
2 videodiscs (106 min.)
Isbn
9781604650426
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515029926
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
CC1754D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)212382901
System details
DVD; region 1, NTSC; full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby digital mono
Video recording format
DVD

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