Directed by Gordon Hessler and starring John Phillip Law, The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (1974) is an excellent example of the strain of Sword & Sorcery film derived from the tradition of The Arabian Nights. Each of the three major themes of the genre (Destiny, Initiation, and Conflict) weave their way through the entirety of the film.
Golden Voyage begins with Sinbad and his crew on the high seas where he comes to posess a strange amulet that ultimately leads him into a race against the evil sorcerer Koura for the Fountain of Destiny that will grant youth, the "shield of darkness," and riches. Along the way he befriends a slave girl and the son of a wealthy merchant.
The role destiny plays in this film is as something that guides events, but does not determine them. Sinbad's favorite slogan, "Trust in Allah, but tie up your horse" is indicative of such a perspective and referenced several times throughout the film. Destiny's role is made clearer still in Lemuria when the Oracle tells Sinbad: