Education Center, Mezzanine, Theater 3
*Son of Sinbad*. 1955. USA. Directed by Ted Tetzlaff. Courtesy of RKO Radio Pictures/Photofest

Son of Sinbad. 1955. USA. Directed by Ted Tetzlaff. Screenplay by Jack Pollexfen, Aubrey Wisberg. With Vincent Price, Dale Robertson, Sally Forrest. 35mm print. 91 min.

Director Ted Tetzlaff—a well-known cinematographer—dresses this sometimes-giddy costume romp in the boldest of colors. Vincent Price plays Omar Khayyam, Sinbad’s buddy, as they go in search of “Greek Fire,” an early form of gunpowder. Exotic dancer and burlesque star Lili St. Cyr dances in a diaphanous outfit, turning the heads of both men when they visit the harem.

This film accompanies Modern Matinees: Vincent Price.