Thief of Baghdad (The Blue Rose) DVD 1961. (Excellent picture & audio.) Color. New, lower price (for a limited time only).
Starring: Steve Reeves, Giorgia Moll, Edy Vessel, Fanfulla, Arturo Dominici. Written by Augusto Frassinetti, Filippo Sanjust and Bruno Vailati. Directed by Bruno Vialati and Arthur Lubin.
Steve Reeves at his best! In his finest film and performance, Reeves plays a Prince Karim who must pass seven tests in order to find a legendary blue rose to save the life of the sleeping Princess Amina (Giorgia Moll) and win her hand in marriage while also winning back his kingdom. Under the direction of Arthur Lubin, this film boasts impressive (for its day) special effects, exotic sets and acting that raises itself above other Arabian Nights type films. The characters are well written which include the obligatory villains who are also on the blue rose trail and evil women who pack a deadly punch - or perhaps that should be a deadly potion.
"Opening Wide a New World of Screen Wonders! The fantastic deeds... The Incredible daring of the thief who defied an empire!"