Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves
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Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves

87 min | Argentina:90 min
Adventure | Fantasy | Romance
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Arthur Lubin
Country: USA
Release Date: 1944-01-14
Filming Locations: Coral Pink Sand Dunes - Sand Dunes Road, Kanab, Utah, USA
Scotty Beckett
Scotty Beckett
Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves
Jon Hall
Ali Baba
Turhan Bey
Andy Devine
Kurt Katch
Hulagu Khan
Frank Puglia
Prince Cassim
Fortunio Bonanova
Old Baba
Moroni Olsen
Caliph Hassan
Ramsay Ames
Chris-Pin Martin
Fat Thief
Yvette Duguay
Amara as a Girl
Noel Cravat
Mongol Captain
Jimmy Conlin
Little Thief
Harry Cording
Ed Agresti
Mongol Captain (uncredited)
Richard Alexander
Mongol Guard (uncredited)
Jerome Andrews
Dancer (uncredited)
Robert Barron
Mongol Captain (uncredited)
Alphonse Bergé
Tailor (uncredited)
Eric Braunsteiner
Dancer (uncredited)
Ed Brown
Dancer (uncredited)
John Calvert
Thief (uncredited)
Fred Cavens
Thief (uncredited)
Dick D'Arcy
Dancer (uncredited)
William 'Wee Willie' Davis
Arab Giant (uncredited)
Dick Dickinson
Thief (uncredited)
Rex Evans
Arab Major Domo (uncredited)
Martin Faust
Thief (uncredited)
Alex Goudavich
Dancer (uncredited)
Hans Herbert
Thief (uncredited)
David Heywood
Thief (uncredited)
James Khan
Persian Prince (uncredited)
Ethan Laidlaw
Thief (uncredited)
Pierce Lyden
Guard (uncredited)
George Martin
Dancer (uncredited)
Don McGill
Guard (uncredited)
Art Miles
Mongol Guard (uncredited)
Belle Mitchell
Nursemaid (uncredited)
Alma M. Pappas
Princess Kanza Omar (uncredited)
Theodore Patay
Arab Priest (uncredited)
Joey Ray
Thief (uncredited)
Pedro Regas
Thief (uncredited)
Alex Romero
Dancer (uncredited)
Charles Wagenheim
Barber (uncredited)
Norman Willis
Guard (uncredited)
Harry Woods
Mongol Guard (uncredited)
Did you know?
The reason the plot of the fairy tale wasn't used for the movie may have had something to do with the fact that in the original fairy tale, there are some 42 murders; the first is Ali Baba's cousin, and the other 41 are those of the 40 thieves themselves and, later, their ringleader, who arrives at Ali Baba's disguised as a merchant and thirsting for revenge. He is the last of the Forty Thieves to die. The others die when, after smuggling themselves into Ali Baba's house in wine casks, boiling hot water is poured into each of the casks containing a bandit.
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The movie does not follow the plot of the original story except in the scene where the 40 thieves are stuffed in jars and then brought to the palace as a gift for the villain, Hulagu Khan.
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Hulagu Khan was a real person--he was the brother of Kublai Khan, the conqueror of Asia, and the Mongol leader who conquered Iran and Baghdad, as shown in the movie. However, it's generally believed by most historians that he died of natural causes, not murder.
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When the thieves are singing as they return to the cave the camera is leading them. The tire tracks of the camera car are plainly visible in the sand in front of the horse's hooves.
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Abdullah: For a man's country or his stomach he might bid his life; even for his horse. Never, never for a woman.
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Photos from cast
Scotty Beckett Maria Montez Angelo Rossitto
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