Monday, May 2, 2016

The Thief of Baghdad (1961) - (Steve Reeves) Italian two-sheet


The Thief of Bagdad (1961) - (Steve Reeves) Italian two-sheet Poster

This is a 39" x 54" Italian two-sheet country-of-origin poster designed by Studio Paradiso for the 1961 Arthur Lubin and Bruno Vailati film The Thief of Baghdad based on a story by Augusto Frassinetti, Filippo Sanjust and Bruno Vailati and starring Steve Reeves as Karim. Plot summary: In the ancient days of the Arabian Nights the city of Baghdad is ruled by Sultan Ali Bejazeth [Antonio Battistella] but controlled on a daily basis by the evil Grand Vizier Ghamal [Daniele Vargas]. The poor people of the city are aided by Karim, the thief of Baghdad [Steve Reeves]. When Prince Osmer [Arturo Dominici] comes to the palace to seek the hand of Amina, [Georgia Moll] the Sultan's daughter, Karim ties him up so he can steal jewels from the courtiers while impersonating Prince Osmer. Meanwhile Ghamal is also interested in Amina and uses a love potion to try to make her fall in love with him.

Cast and crew: Studio Paradiso, Arthur Lubin, Bruno Vailati, Augusto Frassinetti, Filippo Sanjust, Steve Reeves, Georgia Moll, Arturo Dominici, Edy Vessel, Daniel Vargas, Antonio Battistella, Fanfulla, Giancarlo Zarfati, Gina Mascetti, Antonio Rosmino, Ignazio Dolce, Mohammed Agrebi, Joudi Mohammed Jamil, Georges Chamarat

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