Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (1944)
Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves
Action / Adventure / Mystery / Romance / Suspense
Directed by Arthur Lubin
Cast: Jon Hall, Maria Montez, Andy Devine and Turhan Bey
Spiritual leader Hassan has fled from confinement along with his son, Ali, and has planned to get together the survivors of his group. During their stay at the estate of Prince Cassim, Ali and Cassim's daughter Amara make a vow to each other through blood, for they are afraid they will never see one another again.
When Hassan plans to leave the prince's estate he is held captive by Cassim as part of a Mongol plot. In an attempt to escape Hassan and his procession are murdered and only Ali flees the scene alive. Ali is alone in the desert until he sees a gang of riders leaving a concealed cave. Curiosity overcomes him and he goes to the cave to discover it full of treasure. He ends up falling asleep in the cave where the forty thieves discover him. When they realize he is the son of Hassan, they take him under their wings. They are also fascinated with his spirit and faith, which leads Old Baba to support him as his son. The story continues on ten years later.
Actors: Turhan Bey, Andy Devine, Jon Hall, Maria Montez