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Son of Ali Baba (1952)

Unrated | | Action, Adventure, Fantasy | 27 October 1952 (UK)
Kashma Baba, the son of the famed Baghdad thief Ali Baba is a cadet in a medieval Persian military academy where he runs afoul of his rival Hussein, the evil Caliph's son.

Director:

Kurt Neumann

Writers:

Gerald Drayson Adams (screenplay), Gerald Drayson Adams (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Tony Curtis ... Kashma Baba
Piper Laurie ... Princess Azura of Fez / Kiki
Susan Cabot ... Tala
William Reynolds ... Mustapha
Hugh O'Brian ... Hussein
Victor Jory ... Caliph
Gerald Mohr ... Capt. Youssef
Robert Barrat ... Commandant
Leon Belasco ... Babu
Morris Ankrum ... Ali Baba
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kenneth Alton Kenneth Alton ... Bit (unconfirmed)
David Bond ... Bit (unconfirmed)
Reed Hadley ... Bit (unconfirmed)
Noreen Michaels Noreen Michaels ... Bit (unconfirmed)
Judy Wiard Judy Wiard ... Bit (unconfirmed)
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Storyline

In medieval Persia, Kashma Baba is a military cadet by day and a roisterer by night. The morning after a rowdy banquet, Kiki, an escaped slave, takes shelter under Kashma's roof. Word comes that the wicked Caliph is looking for her; but Kashma, by this time in love, flees with her to his father's palace. Alas, there's more to Kiki than meets the eye. Will the evil schemers succeed? The sons of the Forty Thieves to the rescue! Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Together Again, In Love Again !


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 October 1952 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

El Hijo de Ali Baba See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This is the movie in which Tony Curtis delivers his famous line, usually misquoted as "In yonda valley lies da castle of my fadda". What he actually says is 'This is my father's palace, and yonder lies the Valley of the Sun', without any of the mispronunciations. See more »

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The Bronx A-rab strikes again....!
29 September 2009 | by ccmiller1492See all my reviews

Thanks to the now inexplicable popularity of the very silly and irritating fluff entitled "The Prince who was a Thief" the Bronx A-rab young Tony Curtis and his appropriately hammy romantic sidekick Piper Laurie get to strike again. Laurie couldn't even pronounce "Marrakesh" correctly (Moroccish? as in Morocco) in the earlier film - so much for the authenticity of these romps. This time around we have a better plot and lots of better actors stealing the show, particularly a very young and tall William Reynolds as the loyal sidekick of our hero, and the always impressive and striking Hugh O'Brian (whose name is wrongly spelled O'Brien in the credits) as quite the hunky villain. Either of these two outshines Curtis every minute either of them is in the same scene. Susan Cabot, in a supporting role as a fierce female archer and friend of the hero puts Piper Laurie quite in the shade. The costumes and color are outstanding and if you like Reynolds and/or O'Brian or Cabot you might enjoy this.


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