Monday, May 2, 2016

The Thief of Bagdad (R1978) - (Conrad Veidt) Spanish one-sheet poster

The Thief of Bagdad (R1978) - (Sabu) Spanish one-sheet poster

This is a 27" x 39" Spanish one-sheet poster designed by Max for a 1978 rerelease of the 1940 Ludwig Berger, Michael Powell and Tim Whelan film The Thief of Bagdad based on a story by Miklos Rozsa, screenplay by Miles Malleson and starring Conrad Veidt as Jaffar. Plot summary: Ahmad [John Justin] is the naive king of Bagdad. His evil grand vizier Jaffar tricks him and has him thrown into a dungeon. Fortunately for Ahmad, a young thief named Abu [Sabu] is already in the dungeon and cleverly arranges their escape. After Ahmad is free again he is able to go to Basra and compete with Jaffar for the love of its princess, [June Duprez] who favors Ahmad over Jaffar. Meanwhile Abu meets a genie [Rex Ingram] who grants him three wishes.

Cast and crew: Sabu, Max, Conrad Veidt, June Duprez, Ludwig Berger, Michael Powell, John Justin, Rex Ingram, Miles Malleson, Michael Powell, Morton Selten, Mary Morris, Bruce Winston, Hay Petrie, Adelaide Hall, Roy Emerton, Alan Jeayes

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