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Old August 2 2012, 03:24 PM   #311
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Re: TCM Genre movies schedule...

I watched A Thousand and One Nights off the DVR last night. It'd be a bog standard dated Aladdin movie except for the comedic elements. It has Phil Silvers as comic relief as a streetwise hustler who was born "1200 years early". He makes lots of anachronistic wisecracks (I never knew groovy was in use in the 40s) and has fancy Persian or whatever spectacles. The genie is a cute sassy redhead named Babs(!). In fact, you wonder why Aladdin is so smitten with the princess between Babs and the princess's knockout handmaiden. The comedy keeps this fun and watchable.
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