7th Voyage of Sinbad, The (1958)

The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958), directed by Nathan Juran.

A children's adventure story with Ray Harryhausen's Dynamation special effects. Unusually, we start in the middle of the plot and get to the action right away. It's fun, but not as much as other Harryhausen projects.

The common sailors are "ethnic" actors, but as we rise to the leads they become Anglo-American, until we reach the genie who is apple-cheeked Richard Eyer, age 13.

I don't think a square-rigged sailing ship is right for Sinbad; he should be using the triangular lateen sail. I'm positive he shouldn't have a spyglass.

At one place on the island it looks like they are striding through a field of hemp.

Bernard Herrmann score.

Available on Blu-ray.