Il ladro di Bagdad (1961)

Italy, France, 1961
35mm film, Eastmancolor, CinemaScope, 2.35:1
mono, Italian

An Italian/French fantasy film directed by Bruno Vailati.


Directed by: Bruno Vailati
© MCMLXI [1961] by Titanus S.p.A.
Joseph E. Levine presents [US version] An M-G-M release [US version]
Produced by: Bruno Vailati
Script and Screenplay: Augusto Frassinetti, Filippo Sanjust, Bruno Vailati
Directed by: Arthur Lubin [US version]
Director of Photography: Tonino Delli Colli
Film Editor: Gene Ruggiero
Composer: Carlo Rustichelli
Costume Designer: Georges Benda
Make-up: Romolo de Martino
Hairdresser: Adalgisa Favella
Special Effects: Thomas Howard
Art Director: Flavio Mogherini
The Production thanks the Government of Tunisia for the assistance received during the Company’s location work there.

Steve Reeves (Karim)
Giorgia Moll (Amina)
Edy Vessel (Kadeejah)
Arturo Dominici (Prince Osman)
Daniele Vargas
Antonio Battistella
Luigi Visconti
Giancarlo Zarfati
Gina Mascetti
Antonio Rosmino
Ignazio Dolce
Mohammed Agrebi
Joudi Mohammed Jamil
George Chamarat (magician)

Alternative Titles

Der Gauner von Bagdad – Germany
The Thief of Baghdad – English language title
Le voleur de Bagdad – France

See also
The Thief of Bagdad (1924)
The Thief of Bagdad (1940)



  • The Daily Cinema no.8340 (5 August 1960) p.1 – note (Costly promotion campaihn pays on ‘Hercules Unchained)
  • The Daily Cinema no.8685 (9 November 1962) p.5 – review
  • The Film Daily vol.119 no.5 (11 July 1961) p.8 – review
  • The Hollywood Reporter vol.166 no.2 (7 July 1961) p.3 – credits, review
  • Intermezzo vol.16 no.9 (15 May 1961) p.4 – review
  • Kine Weekly no.2876 (15 November 1962) p.30 – review
  • Monthly Film Bulletin vol.29 no.347 (December 1962) p.172 – credits, synopsis, review
  • Motion Picture Herald vol.224 no.2 (8 July 1961) p.196 – review
  • Spaghetti Cinema no.8 (October 1985) pp.12-15 – synopsis, review (Call Him Mr. Hercules II by William Connolly)
  • Télérama no.2487 (10 September 1997) p.123 – review (by A.M.)
  • Variety 5 July 1961 – credits, review


  • Feature Films, 1960-1969: A Filmography of English-language and Major Foreign-language United States Releases by Harris M. Lentz III p.464
  • Italian Horror Films of the 1960s: A Critical Catalog of 62 Chillers by Lawrence McCallum pp.205-209 – credits, review
  • Reference Guide to Fantastic Films by Walt Lee p.487 – credits