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Sinbad the Sailor

Released Jan 13, 1947 1h 57m Adventure List
80% Tomatometer 5 Reviews 58% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings Daredevil sailor Sinbad (Douglas Fairbanks Jr.) embarks on a voyage across the Seven Seas to find the lost riches of Alexander the Great. His first stop is the port of Basra, where his ship is seized and scheduled for auction. In his attempt to win it back, he befriends beautiful concubine Shireen (Maureen O'Hara). But when her master, the nefarious Emir (Anthony Quinn), calls her back to duty, Sinbad must interrupt his adventure to save the "Jewel of Persia." Read More Read Less

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Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 3/5 Jul 28, 2005 Full Review Ken Hanke Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) Colorful, sprightly actioner with Fairbanks at his best. Rated: 4/5 Nov 20, 2003 Full Review Carol Cling Las Vegas Review-Journal Rated: 3/5 Oct 17, 2003 Full Review Brandon Judell PopcornQ Rated: 4/5 Aug 23, 2003 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews It's a lush but humorless adventure tale about the mythical mariner and storyteller. Rated: C+ Dec 30, 2002 Full Review Read all reviews

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Tom M Terrible script, awful over acting, and just plain boring. Only reason to continue watching is the Queen of Technicolor, O'Hara in another swashbuckler. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 12/19/20 Full Review tom I was waiting for the monsters and the magic, but, they never appeared. Does not compare with the classic "The 7th Voyage of Sinbad". Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Gloriously overacted and colourful period epic. Always fun to watch. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Audience Member It's hard to imagine that people really loved this film when it first came out. You might enjoy it if you're not expecting too much, but it is lacking in adventure which is the one thing you expect to get from a film like this. It's a very old film and it shows. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/08/23 Full Review Audience Member Sail with me An old and aging Sinbad who has retired from the adventure way of life tells his tails to a group of other old and dying men. The men are sick of hearing the same old seven tales of Sinbad that seem to get more ambitious with each telling...so Sinbad tells them a less told tale of his adventures. "All the seven voyages are magnified." "Why not astonish? Sinbad is an astonishing sailor!" Richard Wallace, director of The Young in Heart, The Fallen Sparrow, Tycoon, Framed, Adventure in Baltimore, A Kiss for Corliss, The Road to Reno, and Captain Caution, delivers Sinbad, The Sailor. The storyline for this picture has a classic Sinbad feel to it with awesome settings and costumes, pretty girls, and unearthly adventures. The acting is very solid and the cast includes Douglas Fairbanks, Maureen O'Hara, Anthony Quinn, Jane Greer, and George Tobias. "The sun is my gold." I recently came across this on Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and had to DVR it as a huge Sinbad fan. This was very well done and I enjoyed the feel and pace of the film. This was far from the best Sinbad picture, but it was worth a viewing. "It's a fine day for the coffin makers." Grade: C+ Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review s r An epic, but a bit wordy. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Daredevil sailor Sinbad (Douglas Fairbanks Jr.) embarks on a voyage across the Seven Seas to find the lost riches of Alexander the Great. His first stop is the port of Basra, where his ship is seized and scheduled for auction. In his attempt to win it back, he befriends beautiful concubine Shireen (Maureen O'Hara). But when her master, the nefarious Emir (Anthony Quinn), calls her back to duty, Sinbad must interrupt his adventure to save the "Jewel of Persia."
Director
Richard Wallace
Producer
Stephen Ames
Screenwriter
John Twist
Production Co
RKO Pictures
Genre
Adventure
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Jan 13, 1947, Limited
Release Date (Streaming)
Jan 13, 2017
Runtime
1h 57m
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