Synopsis by Mark Deming
Sal Mineo plays the title role in this made-for-TV musical based on the famous folk tale, with music and lyrics by Cole Porter. Starring alongside Mineo are Basil Rathbone as the Emperor, Cyril Ritchard as the Magician, Anna Maria Alberghetti as the Princess, and Geoffrey Holder as the Genie. Songs include "No Wonder Taxes Are High," "I Am Loved," "Ridin' High," "Opportunity Knocks but Once," and "Wouldn't It Be Fun."
genie, quest, princess, supernatural-powers, adventurer, emperor, folk-tales, pickpocket, sorcerer, wish-fulfillment