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Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves

Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves(1944)

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Ali Baba, son of the Kalif of Bagdad is brought up by the 40 Thieves after his father is killed by the soldiers of Hugalu Khan, who received the necessary information by traitor Cassim. Ali becomes the leader of the thieves and they are fighting for the freedom of his land. Per chance Ali captures the fiancée of Hugalu Khan, who turns out to be his girl friend Amara. After a few misunderstandings Ali uses her wedding day with Hugalu Khan as the day for the liberation of Bagdad.

Cast & Crew

Arthur Lubin Director
Jon Hall Ali Baba
Turhan Bey Jamiel
Andy Devine Abdullah
Kurt Katch Hulagu Khan
Frank Puglia [Prince] Cassim
Scotty Beckett Ali [Baba] as child
Yvette Duguay Amara as child
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  not available
Release Date:  1944 Production Date:  AFI
Color/B&W:  Color (Technicolor) Distributions Co:  Universal Pictures Company, Inc.
Sound:  Mono (Western Electric Sound System) Production Co:  Universal Pictures Company, Inc.
Duration(mins):  85-87 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  not available    
Duration(reels):  not available    

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  • Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (1944)

    Vaughn 2018-11-15

    All in all, one of the best, if not thee best, of the Universal American Arabian Nights fantasies made during the 1940's, with rousing action;... MORE>

  • Probably My Guiltiest Pleasure

    Rick 2018-11-12

    I grew up watching this movie from probably the age of 5 and I am 65 now. As far as watching a movie solely for fun and enjoyment, this is one of my... MORE>

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