Revealing mistake: When Abdullah escapes his Mongolian pursuers by jumping his horse across the ravine, the horse kicks loose some debris at the edge. But the rocks simply disappear, indicating that the ravine is a painted set-up.
Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (1944)
1 revealing mistake
Directed by: Arthur Lubin
Starring: Jon Hall, Andy Devine, Maria Montez, Turhan Bey
Factual error: At the end, Jamiel climbs one of the palace towers and, as a sign of victory, hoists the Arabian flag. Only thing: Baghdad was located in Persia (today's Iran and Iraq), not Arabia; and the shown flag, the green 'shahada', did not appear until the late 18th century. The ancient Persian flag, as far as I could find out, showed a star.
Trivia: Hulagu Khan (1217-1265) was the grandson of Genghis Khan, and the brother of Kublai Khan, perhaps the two most famous Mongol lords. He conquered Baghdad in 1255.
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