•Thursday, March 28th · 7:00 PM
Capitol Theatre, 1390 W 65th St Cleveland, OH 44102
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Capitol Theatre's Synopsis
Douglas Fairbanks was the greatest swashbuckling star of the silent screen, appearing in such blockbusters as The Mark of Zorro, The Three Musketeers, Robin Hood, and The Black Pirate. But his favorite of all his films, and by far the most elaborate, was The Thief of Bagdad, an Arabian Nights adaptation that we present tonight on the Capitol Theatre's big screen in a new digital restoration. The charming, balletic, athletic Fairbanks plays a dashing young robber who poses as a prince to woo the daughter of a Caliph. This opulent fantasy was one of the most expensive of all silent movies, unfolding on massive, lavish sets designed by the great production designer William Cameron Menzies (Gone with the Wind) and boasting impressive flying and magic effects that made the film the Avatar of its day. This new restoration preserves the film's original color tinting and includes a new orchestral score by Britain's foremost contemporary silent film composer, Carl Davis.
(RPL) To the above description I add that Anna May Wong is quite effective in the role of the princesses duplicitous attendant.
'The Thief of Bagdad' is approximately two-and- a-half hours duration.
If anyone wants to meet before the movie for a quick appetizer or adult beverage, let's plan on getting together at the XYZ Tavern, 6419 Detroit, about a half block away, at about 5:45.