Wednesday, February 21, 2018


Steve Reeves and tw0 extras wait for their scene while shooting THIEF OF BAGHDAD (1961)


Scott Ochiltree said...

This is an enjoyable Peplum, but its tone is not sufficiently dark and serious.

Both the 1924 and 1940 treatments of this material are clearly superior.

Anonymous said...

The film has little to do with the 1940 movie other than the title. It is closer to the Fairbanks version and
very good. To say the others are "clearly superior" is selling the merits of the 1961 version short. It was Reeves personal favorite among his films and is certainly an entertaining movie. A real pity that a proper DVD release has never surfaced. All the foreign language ones are the incorrect aspect ratio and have faded color.