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Reviews of The Thief of Bagdad (1940)
A new book about The Thief of Bagdad
- Fascinating trivia (and any goofs) connected with the film
- All location & studio details known
- Contemporary Review - New York Times, December 6th 1940
- Contemporary Review - Picture Show, March 8th, 1941
- Korda's Thief & Cocteau's Beast - By Bob Wilson
- Memories of a child actress - Cleo Laine
- The Return of the Thief of Bagdad?
- Miklós Rózsa and The Thief of Bagdad
- "I Want to be a Sailor"
- Notes from the video
- TV Guide review
- "Radio Times" film guide
- Chicago Reader Review by Dave Kehr
- 5001 Nights in the Movies - Pauline Kael
- Link to -> Trailer at IMDb
- Link to -> Trailer at Rotten Tomatoes
- Link to -> National Cinémathèque (Australia) article by Karli Lukas
- Link to -> Thunder Child page about the film
- Link to -> Thunder Child synopsis of the film
- Link to -> Roger Ebert review (May 6, 2009)
- Link to -> Bil Antoniou's review
- Link to -> The Self-Styled Siren
Anecdote of the Week: Four Times as Big, and Paint It Pink
Pictures from the PaPAS Gallery
This film has been released on the following DVDs, check for availability:
- Criterion DVD
- MGM DVD
Subtitles and alternative audio track in Spanish
- German DVD
Soundtrack in German or English; Subtitles in German
- French DVD
Soundtrack in French (English subtitles)
- Australian DVD
Check Australian DVD sellers like VideoShift (search for title) and EZY DVD
Even if it's not currently available, films like this do tend to be produced in small print runs, knowing that is has been released on DVD should mean that it's worth checking for second hand copies.
DVD - The Korda Collection
Review of the Australian DVD
Link to -> DVD Savant review of the MGM DVD Link to -> DVD Beaver review of the Criterion DVD Link to -> Visual Effects a documentary about the technical achievements of The Thief of Bagdad, featuring interviews with special-efffects masters Ray Harryhausen, Dennis Muren and Craig Barron. (From the Criterion DVD) Link to -> Filmycks review
Other P&P reviews