Thief of Damascus
|Thief of Damascus|
Original film poster
|Directed by||Will Jason|
|Produced by||Sam Katzman|
|Written by||Robert E. Kent|
Lon Chaney Jr.
|Cinematography||Ellis W. Carter|
|Editing by||William A. Lyon|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures Corporation|
|Running time||78 min.|
Thief of Damascus is a 1952 Arabian Nights comedy/adventure film produced by Sam Katzman, directed by Will Jason, and starring Paul Henreid, John Sutton, Jeff Donnell. The film features a generous use of stock footage from such films as Joan of Arc. The film was preceded by The Magic Carpet and followed by Siren of Bagdad.
634 A.D.:Though General Amdar is able to win the Siege of Damascus for his ruler Khalid ibn al-Walid, he is made an enemy of the State. Amdar escapes and steals a scimitar made of Damascus steel. He leads an alliance of Sinbad without his ship, Aladdin without his lamp, Sheherazade, and Ali Baba and his 40 thieves to depose Khalid and win the heart of Princess Zafir.
As appearing in screen credits (main roles identified):
|Paul Henreid||Abu Amdar|
|Lon Chaney Jr.||Sinbad|
|Helen Gilbert||Princess Zafir|
|Edward Colmans||Sultan Raudah|
|Nelson Leigh||Ben Jammal|
|Philip Van Zandt||Ali Baba|