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The Wizard of Baghdad (1960)

Approved | | Comedy | December 1960 (USA)
A genie turned mortal after his many failures is sent to Baghdad. As his last chance to prove himself he must help a prince and princess fulfill a prophecy.

Director:

George Sherman

Writers:

Jesse Lasky Jr. (screenplay) (as Jesse L. Lasky Jr.), Pat Silver (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Dick Shawn ... Genii-Ali Mahmud
Diane Baker ... Princess Yasmin
Barry Coe ... Prince Husan
John Van Dreelen ... Sultan Jullnar
Robert F. Simon ... Shamadin
Vaughn Taylor ... Norodeen
Michael David Michael David ... Chieftain Meroki
Stanley Adams ... Warden Kvetch
William Edmonson ... Asmodeus
Fred Scheiwiller Fred Scheiwiller ... 1st Wrestler
Stan Molek Stan Molek ... 2nd Wrestler
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A genie turned mortal after his many failures is sent to Baghdad. As his last chance to prove himself he must help a prince and princess fulfill a prophecy.

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ENTER A WORLD OF 1001 THRILLS! (original ad - all caps)

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

December 1960 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ali, Itämaan taikuri See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Film debut of Bill Mumy. See more »

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When the magic carpet is flying, you can see the wires holding it up. See more »

Soundtracks

Eni Menie Geni
Lyrics by Diane Lampert and Peter Farrow
Music by David Saxon
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Last review on point
5 June 2005 | by bill-1056See all my reviews

I happened on this film simply because the TV was on and the FMC channel on cable happened to be showing it this one Sunday. The credits scene was of Dick Shawn riding on a magic carpet singing the intro song. I was intrigued. The previous review is right on point, I can only add that this appears to have been a vehicle for Dick Shawn and is really not much more notable otherwise. It has that pastel look of "The 5000 Fingers of Dr. T" or "Forbidden Planet", and is simply typical of that era. One interesting line is that in the first ten minutes of the film Shawn has an audience with William Edmonson ("Asmodeus", King of the Genies) through a looking glass, Edmonson remarks that "...Baghdad will become the center of the World!" How prophetic film can be in 1960.


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