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Thief of Bagdad


Original (and therefore public domain) version of this classic. Does not contain any of the "additional" footage, interviews, new music or other embellishments added and copyrighted in the 1980s. Enjoy the acrobatic athleticism and Human-Generated (HG) effects of one of filmdom's greatest actors. IMDb 7.8/10

| runtime = 140 minutes
| country = United States
| language = Silent film<br />English language intertitles
| budget = $1,135,654.65
|gross = $1.5 million
The Thief of Bagdad is a 1924 American swashbuckler film directed by Raoul Walsh and starring Douglas Fairbanks. Freely adapted from One Thousand and One Nights, it tells the story of a thief who falls in love with the daughter of the Caliph of Bagdad. In 1996, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

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