Episode 58 – Ludwig Berger, Michael Powell and Tim Whelan’s The Thief of Bagdad

This is the podcast dedicated to The Criterion Collection. Rudie Obias, Ryan Gallagher, & James McCormick discuss Criterion News & Rumors and Criterion New Releases, they also analyze, discuss & highlight CC #431 Ludwig Berger, Michael Powell and Tim Whelan 1940 film, The Thief of Bagdad.

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The Thief of Bagdad

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Wild Strawberries

Show Notes:

(00:00 – 00:30; The Warner Archive Collection)

(00:31 – 00:48; “A United Theory” by God Help The Girl)

(00:49 – 01:57; The CriterionCast – Episode 058 – The Thief of Bagdad – CC #431)


(01:58 – 09:31; Steve McQueen’s Shame)

(09:32 – 15:11; 5 more MGM Films Likely To Find a Home In The Criterion Collection)

(15:12 – 20:16; Dino De Laurentiis Dies at Age 91)


(20:17 – 32:02; Criterion New Releases)

(32:03 – 35:01; The Warner Archive Collection)


(35:02 – 1:28:06; The Thief of Bagdad – CC #431)

(1:28:07 – 1:21:08; Break Music by Carlos Segovia)

[Variations On a Theme]

(1:21:09 – 1:21:55; Variations On a Theme – Unlikely Heroes in Movies)

(1:21:56 – 1:26:19; Dino De Laurentiis – Jett Loe)

(1:26:20 – 1:29:15; District 9 – Ryan Gallagher)

(1:29:16 – 1:35:17; The Last Starfighter – James McCormick)

(1:35:18 – 1:42:15; Shaun of The Dead – Rudie Obias)


(1:42:16 – 1:43:53; Wrap Up, Contact Info & Credits)

(1:43:54 – 1:44:06; Next – Ingmar Bergman’s 1957 filmWild Strawberries – CC #128)

(1:44:07 – 1:44:29; Goodbyes)

(1:44:30 – 1:45:14; “Working Poor” by Horse Feathers)

(1:45:15 – 1:46:35; Outtakes!!)

Music Credits:

Intro Music by God Help The Girl. Learn more on iTunes and their website,

Break Music by Carlos Segovia. Learn more @

Outro Music by Horse Feathers. Learn more on iTunes and learn more @,

Ryan Gallagher

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