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The Thief of Bagdad: dir Ludwig Berger, Michael Powell, Tim Whelan (1940)
12 October @ 4.00 pm - 6.00 pmFree
Despite the plethora of directors, the name most associated with this spectacular fantasy is producer Alexander Korda. The Thief of Bagdad, inspired by the Arabian Nights, is full of eye-popping special effects (which won one of the film’s three Oscars) and vivid sets in luscious Technicolor; the story and acting are almost secondary, but the result was a magical and atmospheric epic that has charmed viewers of all ages for decades. This newly restored print should make for a fun afternoon for the family …