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Title The thief of Bagdad : an Arabian Nights fantasy / directed by Raoul Walsh ; scenario by Lotta Woods ; screenplay by Elton Thomas ; produced by Douglas Fairbanks Pictures Corp. ; United Artists.

Publication Info. New York, N.Y. : Kino on Video, [2004]


Location Call No. Status
 Bloomfield, Prosser Library - Adult Department  DVD THIEF OF BAGDAD    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Audio-Visual Materials  DVD THIEF OF BAGDAD    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Media Room  DVD THIEF    Check Shelf
Description 1 videodisc (154 min.) : sound, color tinted ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details DVD; region 1, NTSC; full screen presentation; digital stereo.
Cast Douglas Fairbanks, Snitz Edwards, Charles Belcher, Julanne Johnston, Sojin, Anna May Wong, Brandon Hurst, Tote Du Crow, Noble Johnson.
Credits Photographed by Arthur Edeson ; film editor, William Nolan ; production design, William Cameron Menzies ; costume director, Mitchell Leisen ; score compiled by Rodney Sauer and Susan Hall, adapted from the original 1924 cue sheets ; score performed by the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 1924.
Cast & crew credits from container and other sources.
Also issued as part of the box set: The Douglas Fairbanks collection.
Summary A carefree pickpocket turns his appealing brand of mischievous thievery toward the attainment of happiness-- and an exotic Princess. The only way he can win either is by retrieving the rarest treasures hidden within the mysterious Orient, a quest that grows more fantastic with every passing thrill.
Contents Special features: Introduction by Orson Welles (5 min.) -- Rare outtake footage (19 min.) -- Matte photography outtakes (1 min.) -- Excerpt from Paul Leni's "Waxworks=Das wachsfigurenkabinett" (c1924, 3 min.) -- Excerpt from Georges Melies's "Arabian nights = Le Palais des Mille et Une Nuits" (c1905, 8 min.) -- "About the score" essay by Rodney Sauer (33 p.) -- Excerpts from the souvenir program book (22 p.).
Awards National Film Registry selection, 1996.
Language Silent, with English intertitles and musical accompaniment.
Note GMD: videorecording.
Subject Arabs -- Drama.
Thieves -- Drama.
Baghdad (Iraq) -- Kings and rulers -- Drama.
Arabian nights -- Film adaptations.
Genre/Form Fantasy films.
Action and adventure films.
Fiction films.
Silent films.
Feature films.
Film adaptations.
Silent films -- United States.
Feature films -- United States.
National Film Registry.
Added Author Walsh, Raoul, 1887-1980. Director.
Woods, Lotta, 1869-1957. Scenarist.
Thomas, Elton, 1883-1939. Screenwriter.
Edeson, Arthur, 1891-1970. Cinematographer.
Nolan, Bill, 1894-1954. Film editor.
Menzies, William Cameron, 1896-1957. Designer.
Leisen, Mitchell, 1898-1972. Costume designer.
Sauer, Rodney. Composer.
Hall, Susan. Composer.
Fairbanks, Douglas, 1883-1939. Actor.
Edwards, Snitz, 1862-1937. Actor.
Belcher, Charles, 1872-1943. Actor.
Johnston, Julanne. Actor.
Kamiyama, Sōjin, 1884-1954. Actor.
Wong, Anna May, 1905-1961. Actor.
Hurst, Brandon, 1866-1947. Actor.
Du Crow, Tote, 1858-1927. Actor.
Johnson, Noble, 1881-1978. Actor.
Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra.
Douglas Fairbanks Pictures Company.
United Artists Corporation.
Kino International Corporation.
Standard No. 738329032920
738329033323 set
Music No. K329 Kino on Video
K333 Kino International (set)
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