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Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger

The plot [by Beverley Cross and Raqy Harryhausen] takes Patrick Wayne, as Sinbad, on a quest to free a prince (Damien Thomas) from the spell of evil sorceress Margaret Whiting. Thomas has quite a dilemma, in that he's turned into a baboon and is fast losing all vestiges of human behavior.

The plot [by Beverley Cross and Raqy Harryhausen] takes Patrick Wayne, as Sinbad, on a quest to free a prince (Damien Thomas) from the spell of evil sorceress Margaret Whiting. Thomas has quite a dilemma, in that he’s turned into a baboon and is fast losing all vestiges of human behavior.

Along for the odyssey are a couple of young cuties (Taryn Power and Jane Seymour) who keep their modest demeanor while wearing scanty outfits.

The plot scenes are hammy beyond belief. Whiting is a particular offender with her all-stops-out villainy.

When the fantasy creatures have center stage, the film is enjoyable to watch. Such beasties as skeletons, a giant bee and an outsized walrus, are marvelously vivified by Ray Harryhausen.

Most of the studio work was done in England, with locations in Spain, Malta, and the Mediterranean.

Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger

  • Production: Columbia. Director Sam Wanamaker; Producer Charles H. Schneer, Ray Harryhausen; Screenplay Beverley Cross; Camera Ted Moore; Editor Roy Watts; Music Roy Budd; Art Director Geoffrey Drake
  • Crew: (Color) Available on VHS, DVD. Extract of a review from 1977. Running time: 112 MIN.
  • With: Patrick Wayne Taryn Power Margaret Whiting Jane Seymour Patrick Troughton Kurt Christian
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