The Thief of Bagdad (1952 film)

The Thief of Bagdad (German: Die Diebin von Bagdad) is a 1952 West German musical comedy film directed by Karel Lamac and starring Theo Lingen, Paul Kemp, Sonja Ziemann and Rudolf Prack.[1] It is not a remake of the 1940 film of the same name, but a comedy about the magic tricks of a female thief in Old Baghdad. It was filmed at studios in Bendestorf, Lower Saxony. The film's sets were designed by the art directors Heinrich Beisenherz and Alfred Bütow.

The Thief of Bagdad
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Directed byKarel Lamač
Produced byFritz Kirchhoff
Written byGustav Kampendonk
Music by
CinematographyWilly Winterstein
Edited byRosemarie Weinert
Pontus Film
Distributed byDeutsche Cosmopol Film
Release date
  • 10 April 1952 (1952-04-10)
Running time
91 minutes
CountryWest Germany



  1. ^ Bock & Bergfelder p. 158


  • Bock, Hans-Michael; Bergfelder, Tim, eds. (2009). The Concise Cinegraph: Encyclopaedia of German Cinema. New York: Berghahn Books. ISBN 978-1-57181-655-9.

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