Kismet (1944) (MOD)

Hafiz, the King of Beggars, dons new garments and slips into the royal palace to woo his regal Lady while Bagdad's new Caliph posing as a gardener's son roams the city.and falls in love with a peasant girl who happens to be Hafiz's daughter.


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Kismet (1944) (MOD)
 
4.0

(based on 4 reviews)

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75%

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Pros

  • Entertaining (4)

Cons

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4.0

Exotic Erotic Marlene!

By Nick at Nite

from San Mateo, CA

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Pros

  • Engaging Characters
  • Entertaining
  • Great Cinematography
  • High Production Value
  • Original

Cons

  • It's A Little Dated

Best Uses

  • Adult Viewers
  • At Home
  • In The Car
  • Perfect Gift
  • Special Needs
  • Travel
  • Younger Viewers

Comments about Kismet (1944) (MOD):

Scheherazadean terpsichorine Marlene Dietrich going into a dance with her shapely legs painted gold that would've set a whirling dervish's head spinning created a sensation back in 1944 when this classic film first premiered. But the home office at MGM received the brunt of several official complaints, not the least of which was due to Marlene's much publicized dance, but due rather to the total expense of the production itself during war time when every scrap of raw material was badly needed for the war effort which was a year off from drawing to a close in any event. The sets were quite huge by mid-Forties standards and because Technicolor was employed in the film's excellent cinematography, it's clear MGM had spared no expense. That being said, however, in my opinion (and bare in mind, it's just one man's opinion), the Technicolor musical remake is by far the better of the two versions.

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3.0

Movie was O.K. Enjoyed the technicolor.

By F.S. Turner

from Hanson, MA

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Pros

  • Entertaining

Cons

  • Not What I Expected

Best Uses

  • At Home

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4.0

TECHNICOLOR TREAT WITH DIETRICH

By Mark of the Dark

from Los Angeles

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Pros

  • Classic
  • Engaging
  • Entertaining

Cons

  • Why not put this on blu-r

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  • Entertainment

Comments about Kismet (1944) (MOD):

Beautiful transfer of a lavish production!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Coleman & Dietrich can't miss

By karlpov

from Columbia, MD

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  • Action-packed
  • Classic
  • Engaging
  • Entertaining
  • Funny

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    Comments about Kismet (1944) (MOD):

    Okay, the Bagdad portrayed here might not be entirely authentic. In fact it's a shameless fantasy, but with these players who cares? Wonderful nonsense about a wandering caliph and the beggar's daughter he courts, a wicked vizier and the courtesan who loves the aforementioned beggar. Hollywood's Arabian Nights don't get much better.

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