Prepare yourself for an epic adventure in the tradition of “The Arabian Nights”. Douglas Fairbanks, Snitz Edwards, Charles Belcher, Julanne Johnston, Sôjin Kamiyama and Anna May Wong star in this wonderful story written by Douglas Fairbanks and directed by Raoul Walsh. The story of a simple thief in Bagdad and his quest for meaning and redemption in the name of love for the city’s Princess. He must undergo mythic trials and conquer his fear and desires to deliver the city from the hands of the evil Mongol Prince. Full of majesty and magic, this film stands the test of time and appears to predate by a decade other movies in terms of scope and effects. A truly special film that everyone should take the time to watch. Seriously, it’s two and a half hours long so you may need an intermission somewhere in the middle!
Here's the YouTube page for the Anna May Wong short film in very early technicolor. You may want to mute the music though, it's pretty terrible!
Here's the IMDB page for "The Thief Of Bagdad"
Here's the IMDB page for "City Lights" with Charlie Chaplin.
Here' the YouTube page for City Lights.
Here's a link to the Douglas Fairbanks museum website.