The Thief of Bagdad

Synopsis: In Bagdad, the young and naive Sultan Ahmad is curious about the behavior of his people. The Grand Vizier Jaffar convinces Ahmad to walk through the city disguised as a subject to know his people. Then he seizes the power telling to the inhabitants that Ahmad has died while he sends his army to arrest the Sultan that is thrown into the dungeons and sentenced to death. Ahmad befriends the young thief Abu that helps him to escape from the prison. They flee to Basra and plan to travel abroad with Sinbad. However Ahmad stumbles upon the beautiful princess and they fall in love with each other. But the evil Jaffar has also traveled to Basra to propose to marry the princess. When they see each other, Jaffar uses magic to blind Ahmad and turn Abu into a dog. Is their love doomed?
Production: United Artists
  Won 3 Oscars. Another 3 nominations.
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106 min


I never knew

why the men

came back of the sea

The sea is cruel,

but the sea

is pure

That the immense sea is pure

Must come of the fact

that the men in sea

Are few

and very distant

She/it never caused to me

that of the sufferings

And yet I wonder

why the men

come back of the sea

The sea is cruel,

but the sea

is pure

Oh, poor brunette earth

So much kindness

you could have dispensed

Of good news

of the princess?

No, master.


Still sleepy.

Did you obey me?

Yes, master.

The blind?

One found it.

The charity,

for Allah's love.

The charity,

for Allah's love.

Does your illegitimate child dare to bark?

Beautiful gratitude, in truth!

Your piece is false.

Then you cheat, malandrin.

A blind

cannot make the difference.

Alas, I see drop there.

It is my dog.

How a dog

can he/it know?


By Allah's prodigies!

She/it is false

and I ignored it.


amateur of trunks of trees

and unearth the false piece.

It is not a dog

but the Large reincarnate Treasurer!

Oh you to that Allah

fills the eyes

of all these beauties,

dedicate a thought to the one

for that these marvels


in the eternal night.

The charity,

for Allah's love.

The charity,

for Allah's love.

Bring it to me.

Pray for me,

I am called Halima.

I don't know you.

Does one know all his/her/its friends?

I don't have some.

You will trust

to the one that offers you

food and rest

in his/her/its house?

What is mine is yours.

In return for what?

Of your prayers.

It is little strong.

Take my hand.

My dog sees for me.

He/it gives to me more

that he/it doesn't receive in return.

This sleep

pass my understanding.

But when the blind will come,

she/it will come out of the sleep.

trange that he/it can succeed

where we fail.

He/it will heal it

and I will hunt it.

But she/it likes the blind.

The lisp of two children

is he/it the love?

She/it ignores all of the love.

I am going to teach it to him.

Poor blind.

And even poorer than it.


One is not veiled.

My eyes are... veiled.

What is your name?


You don't have need anymore

to beg.

- Nor to wander.

- Remains with us!


I know you beautiful

but would not know to stop

before having recovered

my beloved.

The seers often pass

their life without finding it.


Our physicians

will heal you maybe.

Sink perspective...

You speak by enigmas.

I go

to put you on the way.

He/it was a king, son of king,

and of hundred kings.

His/her/its topics were numerous,

his/her/its huge fortune

and his/her/its power, absolute.

This dog was not a dog,

but a kid of Baghdad

who became dear to the king.

Then, he/it was again

that a small thief.

That you to sniff have

my fish, manant?


Do I call the care?

To the thief!

Stop it!

King Ahmad,

son of Akbar,


of Haroun-Al-Raschid,

the Large, the lllustre,

Lord of the Earth,

Defender of the Faith,

Servant of the Almighty

and Mr. of all men.


the king!

Ahmad, the king...

Alas, I was this man.

I possessed 365 women

but my heart ignored the love.

I had 50 palaces,

without being at home.

Although rich,

I was poorer than the poor people.

All desire satisfies

removed me all other desire.

I didn't find anything to make

in my vast kingdom.

I was without projects,

without goals,

because my big vizir Jaffar


between me and my people.

Again an execution...

For what misdemeanor?

He/it thought,

my Lord and master.

Is this a crime?

It is unforgivable

for a topic.

Is it necessary to govern by the fear?

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Miles Malleson

William Miles Malleson (25 May 1888 – 15 March 1969), generally known as Miles Malleson, was an English actor and dramatist, particularly remembered for his appearances in British comedy films of the 1930s to 1960s. Towards the end of his career he also appeared in cameo roles in several Hammer horror films, with a fairly large role in The Brides of Dracula as the hypochondriac and fee-hungry local doctor. Malleson was also a writer on many films, including some of those in which he had small parts, such as Nell Gwyn (1934) and The Thief of Bagdad (1940). He also translated and adapted several of Molière's plays (The Misanthrope, which he titled The Slave of Truth, Tartuffe and The Imaginary Invalid). more…

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