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      Arabian Nights

      Released Dec 25, 1942 1h 26m Fantasy List
      75% Tomatometer 8 Reviews 80% Audience Score 5,000+ Ratings Scheherazade (Maria Montez), Sinbad, Aladdin and an acrobat (Sabu) help Baghdad's real caliph (Jon Hall) dethrone his bad brother. Read More Read Less

      Critics Reviews

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      Nancy Banks-Smith Guardian Arabian Nights was lavish entertainment, with some good actors, mostly lost in whiskers, excellent effects like the flying carpet, and sly lines woven in to amuse the adults. Feb 25, 2020 Full Review John Leonard New York Magazine/Vulture They should have adapted, instead of Arabian Nights, a children's book that derives from (while modernizing) the same classic text -- Salman Rushdie's Haroun and the Sea of Stories. Feb 6, 2018 Full Review Grant Watson Fiction Machine It runs a tight 90-minutes: it gets in, does exactly what it says on the tin, and gets back out with efficiency. Rated: 6/10 May 16, 2023 Full Review Dennis Harvey 48 Hills To watch this Arabian Nights now is to take in a rainbow of hues you’d forgotten existed... Jul 18, 2022 Full Review Charles Cassady Common Sense Media A fresh, but long, take on the classic stories. Rated: 5/5 Dec 14, 2010 Full Review TV Guide Rated: 4/5 Jul 30, 2003 Full Review Read all reviews

      Audience Reviews

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      jordan m They did a good job with the costumes, which were surprisingly revealing for a 40s movie, and with creating a plot that doesn't exist in the tales the movie is ostensibly based on, but with this coming hot on the heels of 1940's Thief of Bagdad there wasn't much that ended up sticking with me for more than a couple days after my viewing. They didn't do anything with this movie that hadn't been done better by a predecessor. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Gives a wrong shape to Arabian culture as if it was the intention. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Audience Member Arabain nights (2000) made for TV mini-series. Abit long, but it's a made for TV type of mini 2 part movie. Its can be digested in chunks. Although I watched it in one long sit in. It doesnt focus on the stories of Ali Baba and the 40 thieves or Aladdin too much. Those are treated more like side stories here. But they are saved thanks to the long run time. And it's the stories which are the most interesting part. All in all. It's a thumbs up from me. Arabian nights is definitely worth a watch. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/23/23 Full Review Audience Member Very underrated. The movie is long, but is truly captivating. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review Audience Member Never feel bored something about the magic lamp and Alladin Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/26/23 Full Review Frances H Okay, but not spectacular. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/16/16 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

      Cast & Crew

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      Movie Info

      Synopsis Scheherazade (Maria Montez), Sinbad, Aladdin and an acrobat (Sabu) help Baghdad's real caliph (Jon Hall) dethrone his bad brother.
      Director
      John Rawlins
      Producer
      Walter Wanger
      Screenwriter
      True Boardman, Michael Hogan
      Distributor
      Universal Pictures, Film Classics Inc., MCA/Universal Pictures [us]
      Production Co
      Universal Pictures
      Genre
      Fantasy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Dec 25, 1942, Original
      Release Date (DVD)
      Feb 6, 2007
      Runtime
      1h 26m
      Sound Mix
      Mono