Thief of Damascus

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Thief of Damascus
Original film poster
Directed by Will Jason
Produced by Sam Katzman
Written by Robert E. Kent
Starring Paul Henreid
John Sutton
Jeff Donnell
Lon Chaney Jr.
Music by John Leipold
Cinematography Ellis W. Carter
Edited by William A. Lyon
Distributed by Columbia Pictures Corporation
Release date
  • April 1952 (1952-04)
Running time
78 min.
Language English

Thief of Damascus is a 1952 Arabian Nights comedy/adventure Technicolor film produced by Sam Katzman, directed by Will Jason, and starring Paul Henreid, John Sutton, Jeff Donnell.[1] 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):[2]

Actor Role
Paul Henreid Abu Amdar
John Sutton Khalid
Jeff Donnell Sheherazade
Lon Chaney Jr. Sinbad
Elena Verdugo Neela
Helen Gilbert Princess Zafir
Robert Clary Aladdin
Edward Colmans Sultan Raudah
Nelson Leigh Ben Jammal
Philip Van Zandt Ali Baba


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