Bagdad (film)

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Directed by Charles Lamont
Produced by Robert Arthur
Screenplay by Robert Hardy Andrews
Story by Tamara Hovey
Starring Maureen O'Hara
Paul Hubschmid
Vincent Price
Cinematography Russell Metty
Edited by Russell Schoengarth
Universal Pictures
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date
  • November 23, 1949 (1949-11-23) (United States)
Running time
82 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $1.6 million[1]

Bagdad is a 1949 Technicolor adventure film directed by Charles Lamont starring Maureen O'Hara, Paul Hubschmid, and Vincent Price.


It tells the story of a Bedouin princess (Maureen O'Hara) who returns to Baghdad after being educated in England. She finds that her father has been murdered by a group of renegades. She is hosted by the Pasha (Vincent Price), the corrupt representative of the national government. She is also courted by Prince Hassan (Paul Hubschmid), who is falsely accused of the murder. The plot revolves around her attempts to bring the killer to justice while being courted by the Pasha.[2][3][4]

The film was directed by Charles Lamont and included choreography by Lester Horton and Bella Lewitzky.



The film was originally meant to star Yvonne de Carlo.[5]


  1. ^ "Top Grossers of 1949". Variety. 4 January 1950. p. 59.
  2. ^ "Bagdad(1949)". Retrieved 6 October 2013.
  3. ^ "Bagdad:Overview". Retrieved 6 October 2013.
  4. ^ "Bagdad (1949)". Retrieved 6 October 2013.
  5. ^ MOVIELAND BRIEFS Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 04 Apr 1949: B7.

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