Vintage Film: The Thief of Baghdad (1940)23rd January
Often hailed as the greatest fantasy film ever made, The Thief of Bagdad (1940) won Academy Awards for art direction, colour cinematography, and special effects. This Arabian Nights adventure has all the magic of the tales that inspired it. Despite suffering a troubled production, the final exceeded all expectations, becoming an instant classic that endures to this day.
Introduced by Professor Sue Harper, with a discussion after the film.