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The Thief of Bagdad (1924) Poster, US

Lot Closed

April 1, 03:38 PM GMT


6,000 - 9,000 GBP

Lot Details


The Thief of Bagdad (1924) Poster, US

Artist: Anton Grot (1884-1974)


Unframed: 22 x 28 in. (56 x 71 cm)

Framed: 28 x 34 in. (71 x 86.3 cm)

The artwork by Anton Grot on this rare silent film poster is truly magical and captures Douglas Fairbanks as he flies on the winged-horse in the night sky. Posters on this important silent film are highly sought-after.

Exceptionally rare. This piece has only surfaced a few times.

This 1924 American silent film was directed by Raoul Walsh. Douglas Fairbanks produced, wrote the story, and stars in the film. The story is an adaptation of One Thousand and One Nights, in which a thief falls in love with the daughter of the Caliph of Baghdad. It is understood to have been Fairbanks's favourite film, which suited his athletic build. This was one of the most expensive films of the 1920s, with its magical special effects and lavish Arabian-style sets.