When an evil magician tricks Aladdin, a young ne'er-do-well, into crawling into a cave and retrieving an old oil lamp, he little suspects that the young ruffian will outwit him and keep the magic lamp for himself. The boy discovers that by rubbing the side of the tarnished oil lamp, a gigantic fierce looking genie is released, who declares, "Your wish is my command!" Aladdin not only escapes the cave with his life, but gains untold riches -- and best of all -- the love and hand in marriage of the daughter of a wealthy sultan. All is lost, however, when the evil magician returns and steals away the lamp along with Aladdin's beloved wife and his many possessions. But wait, Aladdin has one more piece of magic up his sleeve! Set in Persia, Kunstler's adaptation retains the mystery and magic of the original story from the classic A Thousand and One Nights.
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