Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger
Synopsis of Movie
The trilogy of Charles H. Schneer/Ray Harryhausen Sinbad films came to a close with this 1977 installment, Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger. Patrick Wayne (son of John) took over duties as the mythical sailor, with Jane Seymour and Taryn Power providing the mandatory “babes in harem clothes” quotient.
Our seafaring hero Sinbad pines for the lovely Princess Farah, but their marriage must be approved by the Princess’ brother and heir to the throne, Prince Kassim. This would be much easier to do had the Prince not recently been turned into a baboon. It seems an evil sorceress named Zenobia has her own ideas about who should ascend to the throne, and she’s taken steps to ensure her choice.
To save the Prince and wed the Princess, Sinbad is forced to undertake a dangerous voyage to find the wizard Melanthius, the only mage capable of reversing the baboon spell. In classic Sinbad fashion, the journey is hindered by a bevy of Harryhausen’s “Dynamation” creations, including a giant walrus, three banshees, a minotaur-like Trog and a saber-toothed tiger.
When Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger failed to reach the box-office heights of its two predecessors, the franchise was abandoned. Scheer and Harryhausen returned to Greek mythology (territory they had explored in 1963’s Jason and the Argonauts) for the 1981 gods and monsters epic Clash of the Titans.
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
Movie StudioColumbia Pics. Corp.
CastSinbad Patrick Wayne
Dione Taryn Power
Zenobia Margaret Whiting
Farah Jane Seymour
Melanthius Patrick Troughton
Rafi Kurt Christian
Hassan Nadim Sawalha
Kassim Damien Thomas
Balsora Bruno Barnabe
Zabid Bernard Kay
Maroof Salami Coker
Aboo Seer David Sterne