Ali Baba Goes to Town

Overview

Autograph hound Al Babson Eddie Cantor accidentally disrupts the filming of a movie about Ali Baba, and is injured in the process. The filmmakers try to buy him off, but nurse Dinah Virginia Field suggests he be hired as an extra. He takes an overdose of painkillers, and his Arabian Nights dreams combine with the plot of the movie. His name leads the populace to think he's the son of Ali Baba, and he's taken to the palace of Sultan Abdullah Roland Young, who's so impressed by Al that he makes him prime minister. ...
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Overview

Autograph hound Al Babson Eddie Cantor accidentally disrupts the filming of a movie about Ali Baba, and is injured in the process. The filmmakers try to buy him off, but nurse Dinah Virginia Field suggests he be hired as an extra. He takes an overdose of painkillers, and his Arabian Nights dreams combine with the plot of the movie. His name leads the populace to think he's the son of Ali Baba, and he's taken to the palace of Sultan Abdullah Roland Young, who's so impressed by Al that he makes him prime minister. Princess Miriam June Lang is in love with Yusuf Tony Martin, the leader of the peasants, while Al has fallen for Deenah also Virginia Field, whose father Omar Maurice Cass is trying to make a carpet fly. Meanwhile, the evil Prince Musah Douglas Dumbrille is conspiring with Sultana Louise Hovick, one of Abdullah's many wives, to capture the princess, take over Bagdad, and kill Abdullah and Al as well. Miriam and Yusuf are unhappy because royalty and commoners cannot marry, so Al comes up with a plan to help his friends, but the plan spectacularly backfires, and Abdullah orders him to be boiled in oil.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/4/2013
  • UPC: 024543863199
  • Original Release: 1937
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  • Source: Fox Mod
  • Presentation: B&W / Pan & Scan
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:17:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 32,765

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Eddie Cantor Ali Bobo
Tony Martin Yusuf
Roland Young Sultan
June Lang Princess Miriam
Louise Hovick Sultana
John Carradine Ishak
Virginia Field Dinah
Alan Dinehart Boland
Douglas Dumbrille Prince Musah
Jeni Le Gon Dancer
Maurice Cass Omar
Stanley Fields Tramp
Warren Hymer Tramp
Paul Hurst Captain
Sam Hayes Radio Announcer
Douglas Wood Selim
Ferdinand Gottschalk Chief Councilor
Charles Lane Doctor
Raymond Scott Quintette Themselves
Dolores Del Rio Guest
Technical Credits
David Butler Director
Graham Baker Original Story
Sid Fields Asst. Director
Gene Fowler Original Story
Bernard Herzbrun Art Director
Sammy Lee Choreography
Thomas K. Little Set Decoration/Design
Irene Morra Editor
Ernest Palmer Cinematographer
Lawrence Schwab Producer
Louis Silvers Score Composer
Gene Towne Original Story
Harry Tugend Screenwriter
Gwen Wakeling Costumes/Costume Designer
Jack Yellen Screenwriter
Darryl F. Zanuck Producer
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