The Thief of Bagdad (1940) Poster


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The Thief of Baghdad (1978) (TV Movie)

Referenced in 

Arabian Nights (1942)
Shadow on the Wall remembers Rex Ingrams Djinn
A Thousand and One Nights (1945)
Rex Ingram reprises his role from this film
The Magical World of Disney: Our Friend the Atom (1957) (TV Episode)
A fisherman accidentally uncorks a giant genie from a bottle, and tricks the genie into getting back into it in exactly the same way that Sabu tricks the genie in "The Thief of Bagdad".
Sanford and Son: The Piano Movers (1972) (TV Episode)
Fred mentions the film when he sees a pair of shoes he has to wear.
Return to the Edge of the World (1978)
Mentioned in narration.
One from the Heart (1981)
An item from that film, the All Seen Eye, is referenced as an homage
The Twilight Zone: The Beacon/One Life, Furnished in Early Poverty (1985) (TV Episode)
Young Gus Rosenthal refers to the film.
Hollywood Uncensored (1987)
Martin Scorsese mentions The Thief of Bagdad during an interview.
The Chronic Rift: Heroes & Villains (1991) (TV Episode)
Referenced in discussion topic
Take Off with T. Bag: Thief of Baghdad (1992) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Aladdin (1992)
Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)
The scene where Jaffar cries "Winds! Winds!" echoes the scene where Dracula calls out the same words after learning Mina is leaving him.
Next Friday (2000)
Lust, Caution (2007)
Wang Jiazhi is looking at posters outside a film house in 1941 Shanghai. One of them is for "The Thief of Bagdad."
Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan (2011)
The film is mentioned.
Futurama: The Thief of Baghead (2012) (TV Episode)
title reference
Fallout 4 (2015) (Video Game)
A Civilian can be seen whistling Sabu's song
Jay Dyer: Hitchcock's Psycho Psyche & MK Ultra (2016) (TV Episode)
The movie comes up in discussion.

Featured in 

SP FX: Special Effects - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) (TV Movie)
scenes are featured in this special effects special
Arena: A Pretty British Affair (1981) (TV Episode)
Clips included in documentary
The South Bank Show: Michael Powell (1986) (TV Episode)
Clips shown
At the Movies: Kid Vid (1993) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown.
Troldspejlet: Troldspejlet Special: Disneys Aladdin (1993) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann mentions the film + clip shown
Sabu: The Elephant Boy (1993)
Clips, stills and posters shown
100 Years of Horror: Sorcerers (1996) (TV Episode)
The Power of Nightmares: The Rise of the Politics of Fear (2004) (TV Mini-Series)
Brief clips from The Thief of Bagdad are used in the title sequence
War Stories (2006) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown
Room 237 (2012)
Animation Lookback: The Best of Stop Motion - Ray Harryhausen 2/2 (2014) (TV Episode)
The Golden Voyage of Sinbad pays tribute to this influenced film. Clips shown.

Spoofed in 

The Pink of Bagdad (1978) (Short)

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