The Magic Carpet (1951)

35mm film, SuperCineColor, 1.37:1
mono (RCA Sound System), English

An American fantasy film directed by Lew Landers.

Plot Summary

The son of a murdered Caliph uses a flying carpet to help him take his and regain the throne of the Caliphate.


Directed by: Lew Landers
Copyright MCMLI [1951] by Columbia Pictures Corporation
Columbia Pictures Corporation presents
Produced by: Sam Katzman
Written by: David Mathews
Director of Photography: Ellis W. Carter
Film Editor: Edwin Bryant
Musical Director: Mischa Bakaleinikoff
Sound Engineer: Josh Westmoreland
Gowns by; Jean Louis
Special Effects: Jack Erickson
Art Director: Paul Palmentola

Lucille Ball [Narah]
John Agar [Ramoth]
Patricia Medina [Lida]
George Tobias [Gazi]
Raymond Burr [Boreg]
Gregory Gay [Ali]
Rick Vallin [Abdul]
Jo Gilbert [Maras]

Alternative Titles

L'Aigle rouge de Bagdad – Belgium (French), Canada (French), France
La alfombra mágica – Mexico, Spain
Covorul fermecat – Romania
Il falco di Bagdad – Italy
Det flyvende tæppe – Denmark
To magiko hali – Greece
Röde falken – Sweden
De rodearend van Bagdad – Belgium (Flemish)
Der rote Falke von Bagdad – Austria, West Germany
Sihirli Halı – Turkey
Taikamatto – Finland
O Tapete Mágico – Portugal
Tapete Mágico – Brazil

Extracts included in
The Lady with the Torch (1999)



  • Monthly Film Bulletin vol.19 no.219 (April 1952) p.52
  • Motion Picture Herald vol.184 no.13 (29 September 1951) p.1042
  • Today's Cinema vol.78 no.6453 (3 March 1952) p.10
  • Variety 26 September 1951