The Thief of Bagdad
Dir: Raoul Walsh
Scr: Lotta Woods, Douglas Fairbanks
Phot: Arthur Edeson
Ed: William Nolan
Premiere: March 18, 1924
Douglas Fairbanks (Sr.) was at the top of his game. The movie star, America’s most popular, had worked his way up in the film world, first as the character of the archetypical gung-ho, grinning all-American (as in Wild and Wooly, reviewed here) and then at the center of costume dramas, starting with The Mark of Zorro, reviewed here.
The NFR is one writer’s attempt to review all the films listed in the National Film Registry in chronological order. Next time: ‘Body and Soul’.