Son of Ali Baba (1952)

35mm film, “colour by Technicolor”, 1.37:1
mono (Western Electric Recording), English

An American fantasy film directed by Kurt Neumann.

Plot Summary

Kashma Baba, the son of crosses swords with the evil Caliph's son, Hussein.


* = uncredited

Directed by: Kurt Neumann
Copyright MCMLII by Universal Pictures Company, Inc.
Universal-International presents
Produced by: Leonard Goldstein
Associate Producer: Ross Hunter
Story and Screenplay by: Gerald Drayson Adams
Director of Photography: Maury Gertsman
Technicolor Color Consultant: William Fritzsche
Film Editor: Virgil Vogel
Music Direction: Joseph Gershenson
Musical Numbers Staged by: Hal Belfer
Sound: Leslie I. Carey, Glenn E. Anderson
Costumes: Rosemary Odell
Make-Up: Bud Westmore
Hair Stylist: John St. Oegger
Art Direction: Bernard Herzbrun, Emrich Nicholson
Set Decorations: Russell A. Gausman, John Austin

Tony Curtis [Kashma Baba]
Piper Laurie [Princess Azura/Kiki]
Susan Cabot [Tala]
William Reynolds [Mustapha]
Hugh O'Brian [Hussein]
Victor Jory [Caliph]
Gerald Mohr [Captain Youssef]
Robert Barrett [commandant]
Leon Belasco [Babu]
Morris Ankrum [Ali Baba]
Mara Corday [woman on balcony] *

Alternative Titles

Ali Baban poika – Finnish title
Ali Baba'nın oğlu – Turkish title
Il figlio di Alì Babà – Italian title
O Filho de Ali Babá – Brazilian, Portuguese title
Le fils d'Ali Baba – French/French Belgian title
Fiul lui Ali Baba – Romanian title
O gyios tou Ali Baba – Greek title
El Hijo de Ali Baba – Argentine, Chilean title
El Hijo de Alí Babá – Mexican, Spanish, Venezuelan title
Kalifen i Bagdad – Danish title
Kashma – Ali Babas son – Swedish title
Sin Ali Babe – Serbian Yugoslavian title
Der Sohn von Ali Baba – Austrian title
Der Sohn von Ali Baba – West German title
De zoon van Ali Baba – Flemish Belgian title
De zoon van Ali Baba – Dutch title
Сын Али-Бабы – Russian title
アリババの復讐 – Japanese title

Son of Sinbad (1955)

Extracts included in
Hollywoodism: Jews, Movies and the American Dream (1998)



  • Daily Film Renter vol.26 no.6378 (27 August 1952) p.5
  • Kine Weekly no.2358 (4 September 1952) p.18
  • Monthly Film Bulletin vol.19 no.225 (October 1952) p.145
  • Motion Picture Herald vol.187 no.12 (21 June 1952) p.1418
  • Motion Picture Herald vol.188 no.8 (23 August 1952) p.1502
  • Today's Cinema vol.79 no.6576 (27 August 1952) p.9
  • Variety 13 August 1952


  • Reference Guide to Fantastic Films by Walt Lee p.450 – credits