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16 August 1938 (USA) See more »
During WWI, action hero Robeson escapes an unjust death sentence to ramble around Arabia. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Paul Robeson ... Cpl. Jericho Jackson

Henry Wilcoxon ... Capt. Mack
Wallace Ford ... Mike Clancy
Kouka ... Gara

John Laurie ... Hassan
James Carew ... Maj. J.R. Barnes
Lawrence Brown ... Pvt. Face
Rufus Fennell ... Sgt. Gamey
Ike Hatch ... Pvt. Tag
Frank Cram ... Col. Lake
Frank Cochrane ... Agouba
George Barraud ... Explorer
Frederick Cooper ... Explorer
Henry Aubin ... Explorer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eugene Cozier ... Mick Jackson (uncredited)
Charles Farrell ... Sergeant on Guard (uncredited)
Peter Gawthorne ... Court Martial President (uncredited)
Danny Green ... Sergeant (uncredited)
Eslanda Robeson ... Tribal Princess (uncredited)

Directed by
Thornton Freeland 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
George Barraud 
Walter Futter  story
Robert N. Lee  adaptation
Peter Ruric  adaptation

Produced by
Walter Futter .... producer
Original Music by
Van Phillips (uncredited)
Alfred Ralston (uncredited)
Cinematography by
John W. Boyle 
Art Direction by
Edward Carrick 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Donald Wilson .... assistant director
Sound Department
Bert Ross .... sound (as A.S. Ross)
Editorial Department
Edward B. Jarvis .... supervising editor (as E.B. Jarvis)
Music Department
Van Phillips .... musical director
Other crew
Max Schach .... presenter

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77 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Netherlands:14 (original rating) (1940) | USA:Not Rated
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Hollywood is just catching up with this film, 23 October 2014
Author: (karen5778) from United States

Putting the opening scenes aside, this film turns most of Hollywood's favorite racial conventions upside down. Robeson is the one and only action hero in this film, he has a tiny white sidekick who provides comic relief and he gets the girl. The girl is played by a dark skinned actress while her "Arab" brothers are all white, but otherwise it is less groan worthy than many modern films. It has few pretensions, is well written and has lots and lots of footage of camels. Even the plot twist that another reviewer complains of is sort of plausible. And Robeson sings "Mammy's little baby loves shortnin' bread" to a baby and leaves out the "pickaniny" lines, so even that isn't really objectionable.

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