Tuesday, February 9, 2021

By the Gods!

Matte painting from THE MAGIC CARPET (1951)

Nice painting. The cool thing about it is that we see two versions of it: daytime and nighttime. 

As for the movie itself, well, it's sorta forgotten for a good reason. It's not bad. It's fun to watch in a Matinee at the movies kinda way but nearly everyone in the cast, including Lucille Ball, is miscast. The hero (John Agar) is not much of a hero (his costume is terrible). Actors mispronounce Arabic words. It's more of an oddity today than anything else. A fun curio.

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