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    The Thief of Bagdad (Minerva Film, 1946). First Post War Italian 4 - Fogli (55.5" X 77.5") Anselmo Ballester Artwork.
    This Technicolor classic stars John Justin as Prince Ahmad, Conrad Veidt as the scheming Jaffar, and Sabu as Abu, the wily thief who saves the day. Ahmad, the rightful King of Bagdad, is blinded and thrown into a dungeon where he meets up with Abu. The duo escape and set about wonderful adventures that include all the elements of classic Arabian Nights tales including a flying carpet, a genie (Rex Ingram), and of course, a beautiful princess (played by June Duprez). Lauded for its photography and effects, the film won Academy Awards for Art Direction, Cinematography, and Special Effects. Anselmo Ballester's lush artwork fills the very rare Italian 4-fogli offered here, which is in excellent condition. There was just a very minor chip in the upper right artwork cloud rendering. Pinholes and a couple of small chips in the borders. All of which have been address with excellent professional restoration. Very Fine on Linen.


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