In this silent classic, Douglas Fairbanks is superb as a mischievous thief who, with the help of a genie's magic, tries to outwit the evil ruler of Bagdad. A wondrous, fantastic adventure, THE THIEF OF BAGDAD showcases the talents of Fairbanks--the first and greatest of film swashbucklers. With the help of a magic rope and a magic carpet, the hero woos a beautiful princess and faces many mortal dangers, including fierce dragons, blazing fires, and swelling waters, in his quest to prove himself worthy of her love.
Carl Davis - Composer
Brandon Hurst - British Character Actor
Snitz Edwards - Silent Film Actor/Keaton
Charles Belcher - American Actor
Etta Lee - ACTRESS\"THE UNTAMABLE"
Anna May Wong - Chinese-American Actress
Raoul Walsh - Director/Screenwriter/Actor
Douglas Fairbanks - American silent film idol, DOUBLE TROUBLE/THE BLACK PIRATE
Elton Banks - American silent film idol, DOUBLE TROUBLE/THE BLACK PIRATE
Thomas Elton - American silent film idol, DOUBLE TROUBLE/THE BLACK PIRATE
THE THIEF OF BAGDAD was added to the Library of Congress National Film Registry in 1996. Elton Thomas is a pseudonym for actor Douglas Fairbanks.
"THE THIEF OF BAGDAD was a major event in the 20s, and still feels major now." -- Grade: A- - 02/20/2013 A.V. Club
"Using a panoply of optical and mechanical effects Fairbanks leads the viewer through a range of magical worlds." - 02/22/2013 New York Times