"Douglas Fairbanks scampering across that moon minaret"
Douglas Fairbanks on the set of 'The Thief of Baghdad'
Public DomainDouglas Fairbanks on the set of 'The Thief of Baghdad' - Credit: Bain News Service

This is a reference to the 1924 film The Thief of Baghdad, in which a thief falls in love with the daughter of a Caliph leader. It starred Douglas Fairbanks, who considered it his favourite work, and he is remembered for his athletic performance in it.