Director Richard Quine
Music director John Leipold
Genre Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Producer Sam Katzman
Country United States
|Release date May 20, 1953|
Writer Robert E. Kent (story), Larry Rhine (additional dialogue)
Cast Paul Henreid (Kazah the Great), Patricia Medina (Princess Zendi), Hans Conried (Ben Ali), Charles Lung (Sultan El Malid), Laurette Luez (Orena), Anne Dore (Leda)
Similar movies Oz: The Great and Powerful, The Illusionist, Cinderella, Deathstalker, Now You See Me, An Honest Liar
Tagline Very, Very Gay! When the Sultan's Away, and the Royal Magician Starts to Play...in the Harem!
Siren of Bagdad is a 1953 Technicolor fantasy adventure film produced by Sam Katzman and directed by Richard Quine set in the medieval Persian Empire. It stars Paul Henreid as a travelling Master magician who seeks to recover his troop of beautiful dancing girls who are to be sold into slavery. Patricia Medina portrays his love interest who seeks to overthrow the corrupt Grand Vizier with the magician's help.
Hans Conried plays the sidekick to Quine's magician, who is transformed into a beautiful blonde woman who spies and distracts the Grand Vizier while retaining Conried's voice.
Kazah the Great (Paul Henreid), a magician is traveling in Arabia with a circus.
Patricia Medina signed a three-picture contract with Sam Katzman, of which this was the first.
Filming started 3 September 1952.
Comic book adaptation
ReferencesSiren of Bagdad Wikipedia
Siren of Bagdad IMDb Siren of Bagdad themoviedb.org