Sinbad and the Caliph of Baghdad (1973)

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The sailor Sinbad is dragged by two cheaters on board a ship on which the beautiful Sherazade travels, promised to the Caliph of Baghdad.


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7 November 2020 | BA_Harrison
| Spaghetti Sinbad silliness with a seriously hot princess.
With its dumb comedy, terrible dubbing and clichéd 'mistaken identity/identical twins' plot-line, many might believe Sinbad and the Caliph of Baghdad to be the film that puts the 'bad' in 'Sinbad'. I too was struggling with the film, but then Sonia Wilson appeared as Princess Sherazade and everything became a whole lot more bearable. The action didn't get any better, with scene after scene of puerile nonsense, but Miss Wilson's incredible looks and sexy curves made watching much less of a chore.

Sinbad (Robert Malcolm) meets the princess after he is shanghaied and forced to work on the ship that is taking the beautiful royal to Persia, where she is to marry the Caliph, a psycho who enjoys shooting pretty ladies with his crossbow. The princess is equally enamoured with Sinbad, but the loved-up couple are separated when the bare-chested sailor and his two bumbling sidekicks are set adrift in a rowboat.

Sinbad and pals eventually run aground on a tiny island where they discover treasure, and a hot air balloon, which they use to escape. Arriving in Baghdad, Sinbad has a bath and a shave, whereupon he is noticed by two members of the Caliph's staff, who are surprised by the man's resemblance to the crazy ruler. They convince Sinbad to trade places with his royal doppelganger in a plan to depose the tyrant, who has the lovely Sherazade lined up as his next victim.

In truth, this is probably the second worst Sinbad film I've seen (after Sinbad of the Seven Seas from 1989), but did I mention that Sherazade was hot?

4.5/10, rounded up to 5 for you know who.

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23 June 1973



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Cairo, Egypt

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