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Captain Sindbad Details


Captain Sindbad was based on an Arabian Nights story, was filmed in Germany, and starred an American leading man (Guy Williams), a German leading lady (Heidi Bruhl) and a Mexican villain (Pedro Armendariz). How's that for cultural diversity? Anyway, the story involves Sindbad's (Williams) efforts to enter the impenetrable castle where the evil El Kerim's (Armendariz) heart is being kept. So long as his heart is outside his body, El Kerim is invulnerable, enabling him to be as wicked and despotic as he chooses. Sindbad comes to the rescue just seconds before the heroine (Bruhl) is about to be crushed to death by an elephant. Despite the mortality rate on both sides, Captain Sindbad is pure kiddie-matinee stuff, adroitly put together by director/cinematographer Byron (Byron) Haskin and boasting top-notch special effects. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Heidi Bruhl
as Princess Jana
Pedro Armendáriz
as El Kerim
Abraham Sofaer
as Calgo
Bernie Hamilton
as Quinius
Helmut Schneider
as Bendar
Margaret Jahnen
as Lady in Waiting
Rolf Wanka
as The King
Walter Barnes
as Rolf
James Dobson
as Iffritch
Maurice Marsac
as Ahmed
Henry Brandon
as Col. Kabar
John Crawford
as Aram
Geoffrey Toone
as Mohar
John Schapar
as Dancer
Lawrence Montaigne
Peter Brace
Burr Jerger
Fred Haggerty
Joe Powell
John Schapar
as Dancer


Byron Haskin
Frank King
Herman King
Harry Relis
Gunther Senftleben
Michel Michelet
Composer (Music Score)
Robert Swink
Augie Lohman
Special Effects
Lee Zavitz
Special Effects