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The Wonders of Aladdin (1961)

Le meraviglie di Aladino (original title)
A poor young man finds a magic lamp that possesses a genie, who will grant the boy three wishes if he sets him free from the lamp.

Directors:

Mario Bava, Henry Levin

Writers:

Luther Davis (screenplay), Stefano Strucchi (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Donald O'Connor ... Aladdin
Noëlle Adam ... Djalma (as Noelle Adam)
Vittorio De Sica ... Genie
Aldo Fabrizi ... Sultan
Terence Hill ... Prince Moluk (as Mario Girotti)
Fausto Tozzi ... Grand Vizier
Raymond Bussières ... Magician (as Raimond Bussieres)
Milton Reid ... Omar
Alberto Farnese Alberto Farnese ... Bandit Chieftain
Marco Tulli Marco Tulli ... Fakir
Giovanna Galletti ... Midwife
Adriana Facchetti Adriana Facchetti ... Benhai - Aladdin's Mother
Franco Ressel ... Vizier's Lieutenant
Michèle Mercier ... Princess Zaina (as Michele Mercier)
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A poor young man finds a magic lamp that possesses a genie, who will grant the boy three wishes if he sets him free from the lamp.

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Behold the most marvelous marvels that ever sprinkled genie-dust in your eyes! See more »

Genres:

Fantasy

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Country:

France | Italy | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 December 1961 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Wonders of Aladdin See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Fonolux)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This one of three films that Lux was going to produce starring 'Steve Reeves' (they had co-produced Hercules Unchained (1959)). They were able to get Reeves for the other two productions, The Thief of Baghdad (1961) and Morgan, the Pirate (1960). See more »

Connections

Referenced in I've Got a Secret: Episode dated 10 May 1961 (1961) See more »

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A Great Fantasy
7 September 2003 | by SargebriSee all my reviews

This has to be one of the finest comedies to feature Donald O'Connor that didn't feature him dancing or with a talking mule. When you look at it, he really isn't the smooth teen idol type that was portrayed in the classic animated feature that came out several years later, O'Connor played Aladdin more like an ordinary guy who gets involved in very unusual situations. Too bad this is rarely shown on television anymore, it is definitely a treat.


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