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The Thief of Baghdad (1978)



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This 1978 television version of The Thief of Baghdad is so shrill and meandering and badly acted -- the presence of Peter Ustinov and Roddy McDowall notwithstanding -- that it begs the question of what the producers were thinking. They certainly hadn't set their sights very high. Remaking the story, which had been done very well twice already was probably a bad idea anyway, but this version is truly awful.

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