In medieval Persia, Kashma Baba is a military cadet by day and a roisterer by night. The morning after a rowdy banquet, Kiki, an escaped slave, takes shelter under Kashmas roof. Word comes that the wicked Caliph is looking for her but Kashma, by this time in love, flees with her to his fathers palace. Alas, theres more to Kiki than meets the eye. Will the evil schemers succeed? The sons of the Forty Thieves to the rescue!
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Far out Tony Curtis is a babe. I'm so obssessed with him that I wish I was alive at the time of this movie
This review is from: Son of Ali Baba [VHS] (VHS Tape) I love this old movie. Tony Curtis is young and good looking and it is movie of the old era. great costumes and the sword fights are great to watch.
Yet another colorful Arabian Nights romp, a follow-up to the samestudio (Universal) and stars' (Tony Curtis, Piper Laurie) THE PRINCEWHO WAS A THIEF (1951); though I also own the latter, I decided tocheck this one out on the strength of Columbia's Cornel Wilde vehicleTHE BANDIT OF SHERWOOD FOREST (1946) which dealt with the offspring ofanother legendary figure, Robin Hood. Anyway, the film turned out to benowhere near as good as the latter (not that I expected it to be: readmy comments about that one elsewhere) and, from what I can recollect ofTHIEF, the earlier title Â or, for that matter, the similarUniversal/Laurie effort with Rock Hudson i.e. THE GOLDEN BLADE (1953)which I watched around this same time last year Â was more readilyenjoyable. Incidentally, Curtis' famous mispronounced line "Yonda liesthe castle of my fodda" (Bronx accent intact) Â attributed to THE BLACKSHIELD OF FALWORTH (1954), perhaps his best outing in this juvenilevein Â actually derives from the film under review! The result is toooften silly (with Laurie a royal disguised as a waif, while Curtis hasevery female pining for him) and rather tedious for this type ofundemanding fare. The supporting cast, at least, is decent: Victor Joryas the evil Caliph, Hugh O'Brian as his equally despicable son, MorrisAnkrum as the now elderly Ali Baba and Gerald Mohr as an official ofBagdad's military academy (in which Curtis and O'Brian are rivalcadets!) and even a youthful Harry Guardino as a fellow trainee.Likewise, the elaborate sets, costumes and occasional action bout do alot in belying the minuscule budget probably afforded this strictlyassembly-line product (which runs a mere 72 minutes).
Thanks to the now inexplicable popularity of the very silly andirritating fluff entitled "The Prince who was a Thief" the Bronx A-rabyoung Tony Curtis and his appropriately hammy romantic sidekick PiperLaurie get to strike again. Laurie couldn't even pronounce "Marrakesh"correctly (Moroccish? as in Morocco) in the earlier film - so much forthe authenticity of these romps. This time around we have a better plotand lots of better actors stealing the show, particularly a very youngand tall William Reynolds as the loyal sidekick of our hero, and thealways impressive and striking Hugh O'Brian (whose name is wronglyspelled O'Brien in the credits) as quite the hunky villain. Either ofthese two outshines Curtis every minute either of them is in the samescene. Susan Cabot, in a supporting role as a fierce female archer andfriend of the hero puts Piper Laurie quite in the shade. The costumesand color are outstanding and if you like Reynolds and/or O'Brian orCabot you might enjoy this.
This review is from: Son of Ali Baba [VHS] (VHS Tape) fantastic item shipped as requested, great! I'm very pleased have a wonderful blessed day John 3:17 filled with lots of smiles :D
Was not as good as I remembered as a kid. I was told this was the movie where Piper Laurie wiggled thru the bars. But if it was, it was cut out of this print.