Tag: Walter Wanger

Walter Wanger’s Arabian Adventures

Walter Wanger’s Arabian Adventures

February 15, 2019 | By

Reviews of two Arabian adventure-romance mini-epics from producer Walter Wanger: THE ADVENTURES OF HAJJI BABA (1954) on Blu from Twilight Time + ARABIAN NIGHTS (1942) from Universal.

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BR: Adventures of Hajji Baba, The (1954)

BR: Adventures of Hajji Baba, The (1954)

February 15, 2019 | By

When Monogram Pictures morphed into Allied Artists around 1953, the poverty row studio took several cracks at B+ and the odd A-level picture during the mid-1950s, including their first foray into CinemaScope…

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DVD: Arabian Nights (1942)

DVD: Arabian Nights (1942)

February 15, 2019 | By

Inspired by the success of Rank’s Technicolor extravaganza The Thief of Bagdad (1940), producer Walter Wanger set up a sweet deal to produce films for Universal, and the first production to benefit from the studio’s talent and cash pool was Arabian Nights…

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