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The Thief of Bagdad
1924
Synopsis

One of the most imaginative of all silent movies, The Thief of Bagdad is a dazzling Arabian Nights adventure fantasy.

Douglas Fairbanks stars in this epic tale of bravery and adventure. Raoul Walsh’s 1924 classic film has been meticulously restored by the Cohen Film Collection.

This definitive edition of The Thief of Bagdad features silent film score maestro Carl Davis conducting the Philharmonia Orchestra, performing a magnificent score that intermingles Davis' own music with the iconic Orientalia of Rimsky-Korsakov.

2013 Finalist for Best DVD/Blu-ray, Il Cinema Ritrovato

Quotes
An epic romantic fantasy-adventure inspired by several of the Arabian Nights tales, The Thief of Bagdad is the greatest artistic triumph of Fairbanks’s career.
Jeffrey Vance
AMERICAN SILENT CINEMA AT ITS MOST FLAMBOYANT! A dizzy conglomeration of Manhattan chic, Art Deco, and rampant Chinoiserie guaranteed to amaze the eyes!
Geoff Brown, Time Out (London)
The Thief of Bagdad is a colorful, lavish and eye-appealing spectacle.
Variety
It was Fairbanks who essentially invented the American action star.
The New York Times
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