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Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (1954)

Ali Baba et les 40 voleurs (original title)
Rich oriental lord Cassim's cheeky servant Ali Baba was sent to buy a meaty girl-slave, but brings dancer Morgiane, whom he is enamored with. When he's part of a caravan robbed by Abdel's ... See full summary »

Director:

Jacques Becker

Writers:

Cesare Zavattini (story), Jacques Becker (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Fernandel ... Ali Baba
Samia Gamal ... Morgiane
Dieter Borsche ... Abdel, bandit chief
Henri Vilbert Henri Vilbert ... Cassim
Édouard Delmont Édouard Delmont ... Harun, Père de Morgiane
Edmond Ardisson ... Mendiant
Manuel Gary Manuel Gary ... Mendiant
Julien Maffre Julien Maffre ... Mendiant
Leopoldo Francés Leopoldo Francés
Gaston Orbal Gaston Orbal ... Mufti
Bob Ingarao Bob Ingarao ... Un bandit
Yôko Tani
Fanfan Minucci Fanfan Minucci
José Casa José Casa ... Mendiant
Abdelhaq Chraibi Abdelhaq Chraibi
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Storyline

Rich oriental lord Cassim's cheeky servant Ali Baba was sent to buy a meaty girl-slave, but brings dancer Morgiane, whom he is enamored with. When he's part of a caravan robbed by Abdel's 40 thieves, Ali hides in a camel hive and thus learns the secret of Sesame cave. With stolen loot he buys Morgiane and his own residence for him and beggar friends. Cassim not only gets him drunk to learn his secret gold source but also plans to rob him at the grand wedding with Morgiane. But Abdel observed them too and invites his 40 robbers. Written by KGF Vissers

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

21 December 1954 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Dance of Desire See more »

Filming Locations:

Tioute, Taroudant, Morocco See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Les Films du Cyclope See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Featured in Bâton Rouge (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Ali Baba
Music by Paul Misraki
Lyrics by Jean Manse
Performed by Fernandel
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Fernandel
23 June 2012 | by VincentiuSee all my reviews

is only actor of this movie. nice, charming, naive. a page from an old book. leaf of a death tree. a film who explore, not very well, the Arabian fascination. the recipes - Hollywood cuisine. the cast - beautiful girls like shadows of autumn. the action - childish and too precious. result - an amusing trip, few nostalgic memories and nothing else. bad thing - the possibilities to make a real interesting movie. and the choice for a sketch about fake universe. film of a legendary comedian, Ali Baba is not just temple on shoulders of Samson. it is only exercise for a public of ""plaisanteries and wist of time. but in every thing is measure. this movie is exception. for few middle expectations. so, the thief is the director. and Ali Baba is only shadow of a great comedian t end of his career.


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