Actors: Donald O'Connor, Noëlle Adam, Vittorio De Sica, Aldo Fabrizi, Michèle Mercier
Language: English Dolby Digital 2.0
Aspect Ratio: Fullscreen
Run Time: 93 Min.
Plot: Donald O'Connor plays Aladdin as both the hero and comic relief in this arabian nights fantasy. Conspicuously American in a cast that seems largely European, O'Connor's Aladdin is of humble origins but never allows his lack of means (or any concrete ideas for acquiring any) dampen his dreams of grandeur. When he finds that his new lamp contains a genie who'll grant him three wishes, his chance for greatness may have finally come true. Nobody believes him, least of all the lovely Djalma, who has spent years waiting for him to give up his dreams, settle down and marry her. Assured of his deepest wishes, Aladdin travels to Basorah, a great city nearby, which already celebrates the impending marriage of the Sultan's daughter to the young but wise Molook. Meanwhile, the prince's wicked Vizier conspires to kill Mollook and steal both his crown and his bride and, with no male heirs of the Sultan, the Sultan's crown as well. When blundering across the plan, Aladdin rides to an unlikely rescue with the help of the wily prince and Basorah's population of fakirs and beggars.
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Goofy, but worth watching
Posted by anonymous last month
Donald O'Connor plays the Aladdin character in comic relief, rather fall-down slap stick style. This film is edited down from the European version by ten minutes to make it more kid friendly. There are a few at a distance nude scenes (the girls in an outdoor pool) and implied nudity when Aladdin's girlfriend- the beautiful Noelle Adam- is held prisoner by the grand wazir ( she hangs off the ground by her wrists and has her feet burned.) Still it is a good time killer for adults and kids.