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The Thief Of Bagdad

THE THIEF OF BAGDAD

A clash of civilisations – Hollywood style. An action-packed fantasy in lurid Technicolor, told in images and dialogues from exotic adventure films. A liberation fairy-tale from the Arabian Nights that is not only about flying horses but also about oil. Featuring Charlton Heston as a loud-mouthed Texan empire-builder in Baghdad and Conrad Veidt as his nemesis.

USA 2003, 5 min

by

Diane Nerwen

with

Charlton Heston
Conrad Veidt