Ali Baba (1954)

Genres - Adventure  |   Sub-Genres - Costume Adventure  |   Run Time - 95 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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Fernandel is the somewhat over-aged Ali Baba in this astonishingly expensive Arabian Nights escapade. In this filmization of the old "Arabian Knights" tale, Ali Baba is a slave who is sent to fetch his master's latest wife (Samia Gamal). The horse-faced family retainer falls in love with the girl himself, and spends the rest of the film trying to be worthy of her. The last shot shows Ali Baba and a "few intimate friends" converging on the cave of the 40 thieves. In an incredible long shot, we discover that Ali's friends number in the tens of thousands!

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bad-guy, forbidden-love, good-guy, loot, love, slavery, swashbuckler, wife