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The original main title reads: ^William Fox presents The Fox Kiddies in Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp. Most of the major roles in this film were played by child actors. This film opened in New York on 24 Sep ... More Less

The original main title reads: ^William Fox presents The Fox Kiddies in Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp. Most of the major roles in this film were played by child actors. This film opened in New York on 24 Sep 1917. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
6 Oct 17
p. 1419.
Film Daily
11 Oct 1917.
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Motog
20 Oct 17
p. 829.
MPN
13 Oct 17
p. 2530, 2580.
MPW
28 Nov 14
p. 1285.
MPW
20 Oct 17
p. 352.
NYDM
6 Oct 17
p. 20.
Variety
28 Sep 17
p. 38.
Wid's
11 Oct 17
p. 649.
DETAILS
Release Date:
14 October 1917
Copyright Claimant:
William Fox
Copyright Date:
24 September 1917
Copyright Number:
LP11481
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

In Bagdad, Princess Badr al-Budur, the daughter of the Sultan, falls in love with Aladdin, the son of a poor tailor, and rejects the suit of evil alchemist al-Talib, her father's choice. Al-Talib consults his Evil Spirit, who advises him to find the magic lamp hidden in an underground cave. Unable to get it himself, al-Talib hires Aladdin, who secures the lamp but keeps it when he realizes al-Talib's wickedness. With wealth obtained through wishes, Aladdin courts the princess. After the lamp changes hands between al-Talib and Aladdin, al-Talib steals it and abducts the princess to the desert. Aladdin follows with only a gourd of water. Suffering from thirst and exhaustion, Aladdin nearly succumbs, but the horsemen of the Sultan, who learned of his daughter's abduction, ride up and rescue Aladdin. Meanwhile, al-Talib, who with the lamp's power has erected a palace, threatens to throw the princess to the lions unless she marry him. Aladdin and the soldiers arrive just in time to rescue her and recover the lamp. Al-Talib dies in the lion's ... +


In Bagdad, Princess Badr al-Budur, the daughter of the Sultan, falls in love with Aladdin, the son of a poor tailor, and rejects the suit of evil alchemist al-Talib, her father's choice. Al-Talib consults his Evil Spirit, who advises him to find the magic lamp hidden in an underground cave. Unable to get it himself, al-Talib hires Aladdin, who secures the lamp but keeps it when he realizes al-Talib's wickedness. With wealth obtained through wishes, Aladdin courts the princess. After the lamp changes hands between al-Talib and Aladdin, al-Talib steals it and abducts the princess to the desert. Aladdin follows with only a gourd of water. Suffering from thirst and exhaustion, Aladdin nearly succumbs, but the horsemen of the Sultan, who learned of his daughter's abduction, ride up and rescue Aladdin. Meanwhile, al-Talib, who with the lamp's power has erected a palace, threatens to throw the princess to the lions unless she marry him. Aladdin and the soldiers arrive just in time to rescue her and recover the lamp. Al-Talib dies in the lion's den. +

Legend
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Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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