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A Yank in Libya (1942)

Passed | | Drama, Romance, War | 24 July 1942 (USA)
American correspondent Mike Malone uncovers a Nazi plot for an uprising of the Arab tribes in Lybia. Pursued by Sheik David and his men, Mike takes refuge in the suite of Nancy Brooks, who ... See full summary »



(original story and screenplay), (original story and screenplay) (as Sherman Lowe)

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Complete credited cast:
Nancy Brooks-Graham
Herbert Forbes
'Parky' Parkyarkarkus (as Parkyarkarkus)
Sheik David
Sheik Ibrahim (as George Lewis)
Yussof Streyer (as William Vaughn)
Howard Banks ...
Phillip Graham
Amarilla Morris ...
Haditha the Dancer


American correspondent Mike Malone uncovers a Nazi plot for an uprising of the Arab tribes in Lybia. Pursued by Sheik David and his men, Mike takes refuge in the suite of Nancy Brooks, who is in the British Intelligence. He asks her to hide a gun and escapes through a window. Reporting the affair to British Consul Herbert Forbes, the latter tries to discourage him from further investigation, as the British are aware of the plot and are planning on staging a coup. He goes with Mike to Nancy's apartment, and she denies having ever seen him before. Sheik Ibrahim, next in command of the Arab tribe to Sheik David, is plotting with Nazi agent Yussof Streyer to kill David who is friendly with the British. Mike and Nancy have gone to David's camp, escape from Ibrahim's henchmen, and get back to El Moktar before the Arabs attack the garrison. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Release Date:

24 July 1942 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

I ribelli del Sahara  »

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(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The earliest documented telecast of this film in the New York City area occurred Monday 29 October 1945 on pioneer television station WNBT (Channel 1). See more »

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About as Libyan as goulash!
31 August 2015 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Mike Malone is an obnoxious and stupid American reporter who, inexplicably, is hanging out under cover in Libya! He's boorish and stupid--which is a nice match, as all the rest of the folks in the film are really dumb. Because of this, the whole gun smuggling and Nazi infiltrator angles just don't make a lot of sense and the film leaves you wondering WHAT you've just seen! "A Yank in Libya" is a horrible movie and I have no idea why most of the reviews are so kind to this mess of a film. The only good thing about it is that the film can be fun to watch because it is so incredibly stupid!

When the movie begins, you can see that the footage they're using of a desert scene is old re-used footage. It's grainy but more importantly, since it was from a silent film (which runs at a different speed than a sound film) the footage is too fast. As you watch the film, again and again you notice this, as the filmmakers actually just spliced up an old movie and inserted a few new scenes into it to make an all-new picture. Clever? Not really, as it's very obvious AND the new scenes are just god-awful--mostly due to the script having been written by a couple of chimps! Again and again, the dialog is just awful (a nice example is the line "why I'd be a cock-eyed whirling dervish...") and the plot just doesn't make any sense (one guy is shot from only a few feet away and is dead...but later, with no explanation, he's very alive and quite well!). The bottom line is that this terrible B-movie is so terrible that it actually could be seen as funny to bad movie buffs- -but all others stay clear!

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