Thief of Damascus

Thief of Damascus is a 1952 American Technicolor adventure film directed by Will Jason and starring Paul Henreid.[1] The film features a generous use of stock footage from such films as Joan of Arc. The film, produced by Sam Katzman, was preceded by his The Magic Carpet and followed by Siren of Bagdad.

Thief of Damascus
Original film poster
Directed byWill Jason
Produced bySam Katzman
Written byRobert E. Kent
StarringPaul Henreid
CinematographyEllis W. Carter
Edited byWilliam A. Lyon
Columbia Pictures
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
  • April 1952 (1952-04)
Running time
78 minutes
CountryUnited States


634 A.D.:Though General Amdar is able to win the Siege of Damascus for his ruler Khalid, he is made an enemy of the State. Amdar escapes and steals a scimitar made of Damascus steel. He leads an alliance of Sinbad without his ship, Aladdin without his lamp, Sheherazade, and Ali Baba and his 40 thieves to depose Khalid and win the heart of Princess Zafir.


As appearing in screen credits (main roles identified):[2]

Paul HenreidAbu Amdar
John SuttonKhalid
Jeff DonnellSheherazade
Lon Chaney Jr.Sinbad
Elena VerdugoNeela
Helen GilbertPrincess Zafir
Robert ClaryAladdin
Edward ColmansSultan Raudah
Nelson LeighBen Jammal
Philip Van ZandtAli Baba


  1. "Movie Reviews". February 28, 2019. Retrieved February 28, 2019 via
  2. "The Story on Page One (1959)". Retrieved February 28, 2019 via
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