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-> ''Trust in Allah, but tie up your camel.''

1974 ArabianNightsDays fantasy movie by Creator/RayHarryhausen starring John Philip Law, Creator/TomBaker, and [[MsFanservice Caroline Munro's Cleavage]].

SinbadTheSailor searches for the lost continent of Lemuria with the help of his trusty crew along with the disfigured Grand Vizier of Marabia and the perpetually under-dressed ex-slavegirl Margiana. Along the way they will battle the evil sorcerer Prince Koura and encounter fantastic creatures such as the griffin and -in the film's most technically stunning moment -- a six-armed statue of Kali brought to life through Koura's magic.

With special effects by Creator/RayHarryhausen and a musical score by MiklosRozsa (who also scored the 1940 version of ''Film/TheThiefOfBagdad'') ''The Golden Voyage of Sinbad'' is definitely an enjoyable experience -- they don't make 'em like this anymore.

Not to be confused with the [[MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]]-featured ''The Magic Voyage of Sinbad'' (actually the film ''{{Film/Sadko}}'').

!!This movie provides examples of:

* AbsoluteCleavage: Caroline Munro, oiled.
* BeautyEqualsGoodness: Sinbad's RagtagBunchOfMisfits are all conventionally gorgeous [[PrettyBoy young men]] and [[MsFanservice women]], except for the character whose disfigurement is part of the plot (and even he hides his face under a beautifully-designed metal mask except for one significant scene). Koura has a striking but not remotely pretty appearence, with CreepyBlueEyes and a huge, hooked nose, and becomes visibly older and uglier (with crackled skin and red-rimmed eyes) from the effects of his magic overuse. His allies consist of sailors with more asymmetrical faces than Sinbad's crew, heavily painted tribespeople, and monsters.
* BenevolentBoss: Believe it or not, Prince Koura. He never indulges in a KickTheDog moment with his second-in-command, Achmed, and as the final confrontation with Sinbad approaches Koura actually ''sends him to safety'' rather than place his life at risk.
* BirthmarkOfDestiny: Margiana.
* BishounenLine: Koura starts off middle-aged, becomes increasingly elderly and twisted-looking as he starts throwing around more and more magic power, and then finally becomes younger looking than we've yet seen him for the final confrontation. Shortly followed by turning invisible, which may be considered a further increase in prettiness depending on your opinion of Tom Baker's appearence.
* BloodIsSquickerInWater: Prince Koura in the Fountain of Destiny.
* BloodMagic: The evil wizard Prince Koura uses his own blood to create a homunculus.
* CastFromLifespan: Prince Koura can use black magic, but at the price of aging every time he casts a spell. You have to wonder if he'd been a teenager before he started his sorcerous reign of terror...
* CatchPhrase: see the page quote.
* CreepyCute (InUniverse): The bat-homunculus. A tiny demon made from Koura's blood, Achmed is scared of it but Koura clearly finds it adorable, his eyes melting as he looks at it and clucking at it to lure it onto his arm like it was a pet.
* [[DeadpanSnarker/LiveActionFilm Deadpan Snarker]]: Sinbad. For example, when Haroun's father says Allah will smile upon Sinbad for taking on lazy Haroun, Sinbad quips, "More likely he will laugh in my face."
* DualWielding: Kali, with '''six''' blades.
* DullSurprise: John Phillip Law, all the time.
* EverybodyLaughsEnding: At one of Haroun's goofs and the joke Sinbad and the Vizier make about Sinbad's CatchPhrase.
* EvilIsHammy: Sinbad's crew lives in a world of DullSurprise and {{Eye Take}}s. Koura, however, is a universe unto himself of ChewingTheScenery, the EvilLaugh, wailing, trembling, moaning magic words in an ecstatic sort of way and [[SayMyName shouting people's names really loudly]].
* {{Fanfare}}: For the Grand Vizier.
* {{Flynning}}: All over the movie, particularly pronounced in the fight with Kali. The fight with Koura might be justified, as he's invisible at the time and the only visible part of him is his sword.
* FreeSamplePlotCoupon: The Grand Vizier of Marabia gives Sinbad a quest to find the three golden tablets before the evil Koura does. Luckily Sinbad accidentally acquired the first tablet from Koura before meeting the Vizier, and uses it to locate the area where the other two tablets can be found.
* GiveMeASword
* TheGoodChancellor: One of the few Arabian Nights movies with a good Grand Vizier instead of an evil one.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: The Grand Vizier (who, as mentioned above, is a good guy, unusual for these sorts of stories) had his entire face burned off thanks to the mischief of Prince Koura, and so now wears a golden mask. He takes it off to scare some hostile tribesmen away, and later [[spoiler: regains his face when Sinbad crowns him Sultan]].
* HollywoodTorches
* HornedHumanoid: [[MrExposition Explains the plot for them]].
* HumanSacrifice: Mariana's birthmark signals that she is supposed to be one for the Cyclops Centaur
* LargeHam: it's Tom Baker, what do you expect? This is especially true when he's controlling the figurehead and when he swordfights with Sinbad near the end.
** It's true from his very first scene:
-> ''SINBAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAD!''
* LivingStatue: The animated figurehead and Kali.
* MadOracle
* MacGuffinLocation: The Fountain of Destiny
* MsFanservice: Margiana, played by Caroline Munro. Lord have mercy. Essentially her only role in the story is to look pretty in not very much clothing-- even her significant birthmark turns out [[spoiler: to just mean that she's supposed to be a sacrifice to the Centaur]].
* MultiArmedAndDangerous: Kali.
* NeutralFemale: Margiana, so much
* OccultBlueEyes / CreepyBlueEyes: Koura has strangely-coloured, unearthly blue eyes that receive a lot of camera and colour-contrast attention whenever he uses his magic. Played up with copious {{Eyedscreen}} and some truly stunning {{Idiosyncratic Wipe}}s where the scene transitions from a shot of his face ''around'' his eyes, leaving them staring disembodied over the emerging scene for a very unsettling effect.
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: It's about 50/50 whether Tom Baker can be bothered to affect Koura's vague Arabic accent in a scene.
* OurCentaursAreDifferent: The {{Cyclops}}-centaur.
* OurHomunculiAreDifferent
* OurGryphonsAreDifferent
* {{Plunder}}: The Crown of Many Riches.
* ThePowerOfBlood
** BloodMagic: Prince Koura uses his own blood to create the bat-homonculus.
* PowerDegeneration: See CastFromLifespan.
* SadlyMythtaken: Kali. Lemuria too, if mistaking a failed biogeographic hypothesis from 1864 for an "ancient myth" counts.
* SavedByThePhlebotinum: Prince Koura's youth is restored by one of the fountain.
* SlaveLiberation: Sinbad values freedom and doesn't like slavery, so he frees Margiana as soon as she's brought to his ship. Later, [[spoiler: he does this for himself by refusing the Crown of Many Riches. As he puts it, "A king is never truly free."]]
* StepIntoTheBlindingFight: At the end Sinbad must fight Koura while Koura is invisible after being granted a "shield of darkness".
* TheStoner: Haroun's father is tired of him lying around all day smoking hashish, so he pays Sinbad gold and a slavegirl to take the boy away.
* VillainsActHeroesReact: The second half of the movie is just Koura overdoing the magic and variously attacking Sinbad's crew with possessed statues, magic exploding temples, green-skinned savages and so on, hoovering up the PlotCoupons as he goes. The only thing Sinbad's crew is really capable of is fighting off whatever he throws at them and chasing after him.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: What happened to Koura's second-in-command and the ship he came on? Koura sends the sailors who row him to Lemuria and later his second back to the ship, and that's the last we hear of it.
** So presumably they lived happily ever after.
** Also, what exactly happened to Omar, the sailor in Sinbad's crew with a shaved head? He just disappears halfway through the battle with the centaur. We can see his legs sticking out from behind a rock but what happened to him? How did he die?
* YouDidntAsk: Haroun is glad to finally be on land. When Sinbad asks him "Even dangerous land?" he panics, asking why Sinbad didn't tell him this was going to be dangerous. Sinbad responds with this trope.

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