Ali Baba Goes to Town
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"Ali Baba Goes to Town" is a 1937 film starring Eddie Cantor, Tony Martin, and Roland Young. Cantor plays a hobo named Aloysius "Al" Babson, who walks into the camp of a movie company that is making the Arabian Nights. He falls asleep and dreams he is in Baghdad as an advisor to the Sultan. He organizes work programs, taxes the rich, and abolishes the army, in a spoof of Roosevelt's New Deal.
- country: United States of America
- language: English Language
- director: David Butler
- producer: Darryl F. Zanuck
- art direction by Bernard Herzbrun
- written by Gene Fowler, Jack Yellen, Gene Towne
- cinematography by Ernest Palmer
- music by Robert Russell Bennett
- costume design by Gwen Wakeling & Herschel McCoy
- set decoration by Thomas Little
- genres: Musical, Black-and-white, Farce, Parody, Musical comedy, Comedy
- released on (77 years ago)
- award: - Academy Award for Best Dance Direction ("Swing Is Here to Stay" number) nomination for Sammy Lee
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