IL COLOSSO DI BAGDAD
(Sabu and the Magic Ring)
1957, regia di George Blair
Scheda: Nazione: USA - Produzione: Allied Artists Pictures Corporation - Distribuzione: Regionale, Allied Artists Pictures Corporation, Warner Bros. Television - Soggetto: Samuel Roeca - Sceneggiatura: Samuel Roeca - Fotografia: Harry Neumann - Montaggio: William Austin - Art director: Dave Milton - Costumi: Eileen Younger - Musiche: Harry Sukman - Formato: B.N, Color DeLuxe - Durata: 61'.
Cast: Sabu, Daria Massey, William Marshall, Peter Mamakos, John Doucette, Vladimir Sokoloff, Robin Morse, George Khoury, Bernard Rich, Robert Shafto, John Lomma, Ken Terrell.
Trama e commenti: mymovies.it - cinematografo.it: «B-movie esotico-fantasy che mescola leggende da Le mille e una notte: la lampada di Aladino e le Avventure di Sinbad il Marinaio. Qui l'eroe è un povero stalliere che stavolta scopre il fedele Genio dentro un anello magico. Insieme salvano il Califfo e il giovane impalma la principessa».
Plot Summary, Synopsis, Review: IMDb - entertainment.msn.com - tvguide.com - kiddiematinee.com: «Young Sabu is a happy stable boy in the kingdom of Samukan, in charge of taking care of the Caliph's elephant. Searching for a lost diamond, he finds instead a mysterious ring which, unbeknownst to Sabu, conjures up a genie when he rubs it. Sabu soon goes to the marketplace to visit his girlfriend, Zumila, the fruit vendor. The two visit Abdul, the storyteller, who is telling a group of children the tale of King Solomon and his magic ring. Again Sabu absent-mindedly rubs his own ring, and again a giant genie appears beside him. Meanwhile, the Caliph's evil Prime Minister plots against his ruler, slowly poisoning him in his daily meals. The genie Ubal finally appears to Sabu when he rubs the ring again. The Prime Minister listens in, and desires the ring for himself. Later, Yunan, an exiled magician, offers his services to the evil Prime Minister; to prove his power, he turns the Caliph's favorite canary into stone. Soon, Sabu is attacked for owning the ring, but Ubal intervenes just in time. Sabu banishes Ubal, and hides the ring, so it will cause no more trouble. Soon, Sabu is captured and tortured by...».
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