The Golden Voyage of Sinbad
Synopsis of Movie
“Trust in Allah, but tie up your camel.”
If you’re clicking around the site looking for the Sinbad movie where he fights that cool statue thing with six arms, you can stop now. This is the one.
The mythical Arabian sailor’s golden voyage begins when one of his men shoots down a bat-winged homunculi, which drops a gold medallion onto the ship’s deck. Sinbad begins wearing the medallion, which gives him strange dreams about a black-robed villain and a woman with an eye tattooed on her palm.
The ship lands in Marabia, where Sinbad runs across the man in black, a wicked wizard named Koura (played by future Dr. Who, Tom Baker). The wizard wants his medallion back, but Sinbad flees into the city, where he meets a gold-masked Vizier with a second, interlocking gold medallion. The two men set sail to find the third and final piece of the golden puzzle, picking up a slave girl who (are you ready for this?) has an eye tattooed on her palm.
All of this, of course, is merely an excuse to get to the good stuff: Sinbad and his men fighting an army of Ray Harryhausen’s “Dynamation” beasties. From bat-winged homunculi to one-eyed centaurs, from a flying griffin to a living ship’s figurehead, and of course, the six-armed, six-sworded statue of Kali, the rest of the film zips from one stop-motion battle to another.
A return to the swashbuckling adventure of 30’s serials and 50’s B-movie matinees, The Golden Voyage of Sinbad was a surprise success. A final Charles H. Schneer/Ray Harryhausen Sinbad movie followed in 1977, Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger.
Movie Release History1958 - The 7th Voyage of Sinbad
1974 - The Golden Voyage of Sinbad
1977 - Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger
Movie Sub Categorieslive-action
CastSinbad John Phillip Law
Margiana Caroline Munro
Koura Tom Baker
Vizier Douglas Wilmer
Rachid Martin Shaw
Hakim Gregoire Aslan
Haroun Kurt Christian
Achmed Takis Emmanuel
Abdul David Garfield
Omar Aldo Sambrell
Unknown Fernando Poggi