Arabian Nights

The following AHA film review was compiled from archival information and documentation and may not reflect AHA's current criteria for animal action review and rating procedures.

  • Starring: Ninetto Davoli, Franco Citti, and Tessa Bouche
  • Director(s): Pier Paolo Pasolini
  • Producer(s): Produzioni Europee Association(IT)
  • Screenwriter(s): Pier Paolo Pasolini, Dacia Maraini
  • Distributor: United Artists
  • Animal Coordinator: Unknown
  • Release Date: Monday, April 01, 1974

Featured Animal Action

During the making of this film, a bird was brutally killed with a sword, earning an Unacceptable rating from AHA.

The ongoing expansion of the AHA Guidelines for the Safe Use of Animals in Filmed Media has raised the standard of care for animal actors worldwide. In addition, technological advancements have created safe alternatives to risky action, enabling filmmakers to maintain their creative vision without compromising the welfare of animal actors. AHA continues to be a vigilant watchdog for animals in film and television and acknowledges the groundbreaking history of this program while expanding and refining procedures to reflect increased knowledge and new challenges.