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Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves



Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves
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NR,1hr 27min
January 1, 1944
Universal Studios
Synopsis: The general perception of the Technicolor costume adventure movies that Maria Montez and Jon Hall made for Universal in the early 1940's is that they were pure escapist entertainment, intended to make people forget for an hour or so about the Second World War and the general world situation. And generally that is true about them -- they were mostly no "about" much more than having fun for 90 minutes or so amid pretty sets with lots of action and some pretty women in exotic outfits. But watching Ali ... Full Synopsis
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A rather obvious rule of thumb is that one ventures into a Maria Montez movie for the visual splendors rather than for a master class in acting or an elegantly crafted screenplay that abounds with rapier wit, and that rule definitely applies to Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves. Yet if Ali is not a great film, it's still a splendid way to mindlessly pass the time. First, there's the delectable Montez ... Read Review
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