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The Thief of Bagdad
February 26, 2020 | 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
The Thief of Bagdad
1940 / Color 106 mins.
Sabu, John Justin, June Duprez, Conrad Viedt and Rex Ingram
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the film begins at 7:30 p.m.
A fictionalized account of Ferdinand de Lesseps’ attempt to get the Suez Canal built. Along the way he vies with the Emperor Louis-Napoleon, the British Prime Minister and the Prince of Egypt. In the meantime, he falls in love with the Empress who later desserts him. Alone, he has to fight native uprisings and elements, featuring a fantastic special effect of a desert sand-storm. Nominated for three Academy Awards; Best Black & White Cinematography, Best Sound Recording and Best Original Score.
Movie Time's winter is Romance and Adventure. All dates are Wednesday nights.
January 15 - The Scarlet Pimpernel
January 19 - Night Without Armour
February 12 - Suez
February 26 - The Thief of Bagdad
March 11 - That Hamilton Women
March 18 - Wake of the Red Witch
What is Movie Time?
This film series is presented in partnership with leading Milwaukee film historian, Dale E. Kuntz. Special choices from his extensive collection of 16mm classic films from the 1930s and '40s are shown in their original reel to reel format. Most of his films are not on DVD, so the audience has a rare opportunity to see these films that are otherwise unavailable.
Prior to each screening, Dale fascinates the audience with his vast knowledge of film history and gives the inside scoop on each movie. Learn the bizarre details about the stars and the clues to help the audience spot little oddities that end up in the film instead of on the cutting room floor.
As a bonus, on any Wednesday when a film is scheduled, general admission to the Museum doubles as a movie ticket. Guests may choose to arrive early for a short Museum visit and then stay for the film.
Romance and Adventure
Romance and Adventure have been in motion pictures from the very beginning, the first being in 1896. Patrons were shocked when May Irwin was given a prolonged kiss by John C. Rice in THE KISS! Adventure reached the screen in 1920 when Douglas Fairbanks Sr. starred in THE MASK OF ZORRO –the first swashbuckling film ever made. Romance and Adventure reached their high peak in the 1930’s and 40’s – with stars like Errol Flynn, Tyrone Power, Louis Hayward and Douglas Fairbanks Jr. In films like ROBIN HOOD, THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO, THE MARK OF ZORRO (remake) and SINBAD THE SAILOR. Romance is still in films, adventure seems to have moved into high-speed car chases, outer space and what have you. So sit back and enjoy some true adventure with lots of romance.