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I was looking up a movie "The Blue Rose or The Black Rose" on this site. There was an answer that fit the same synopsis, but the title was "The Thief of Bagdad". A quest for a blue rose to break a spell. But the film I remember was in black and white and only the blue rose was in color. One particular scene I remember is the hero has to battle a giant hand to gain access to where the blue rose is. could you help me with finding the title and year this movie came out?

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Hi Jim,

Thanks for your question.  I'm not sure I can answer it for you,…because your description of the film's plot Does sound like the Story of the 1961 version of "The Thief Of Bagdad" starring Steve Reeves.   There Was a blue rose in it,…but No "giant hand".  
The 1940 version, which was the most popular , didn't have a "blue rose "in the plot.  But it Did have a giant "Genie" in it.
However Both were in color.  You can read the synopsis of of the 1961 version here:
Hope this will help you a little.  You may have to send your question again to one of the other experts.


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Jim Kason


Questions on classic films of the late 30's, 40's and 50's, especially the musicals.


Started going to films with my parents when I was two,..and when growing up..I usually saw 4 movies a week! I especially loved the musicals.

BA in "Speech and Drama" San Jose State Univ. MFA in "Theatre Arts/Acting" tanford Univ.

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