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Adventure in Iraq (1943)

Approved | | Adventure | 27 September 1943 (USA)
Five Allied soldiers in an airplane flying to Egypt crash-land in Iraq. They are taken in by a local sheik, but soon begin to suspect that he may not be quite as friendly as he appears to be.

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(screenplay) (as George R. Bilson), (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Complete credited cast:
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George Torrence
Ruth Ford ...
Tess Torrence
Warren Douglas ...
Doug Everett
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Sheik Ahmid Bel Nor
Barry Bernard ...
Devins
Peggy Carson ...
Timah Devins
Bill Crago ...
Air Force Capt. Carson
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High Priest
Bill Edwards ...
Radio Operator
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Iraqi Guard
Eugene Borden ...
Captain of Guards
Manuel López ...
Tall Priest in Courtyard
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Five Allied soldiers in an airplane flying to Egypt crash-land in Iraq. They are taken in by a local sheik, but soon begin to suspect that he may not be quite as friendly as he appears to be.

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Death and Danger in the Desert!

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Adventure

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27 September 1943 (USA)  »

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Adventures in Iraq  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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(1921). Stage Play: The Green Goddess. Melodrama. Written by William Archer. Directed by Winthrop Ames. Booth Theatre: 18 Jan 1921- Jun 1921 (closing date unknown/175 performances). Cast: George Arliss (as "The Raja of Rukh"), Ronald Colman (as "The Temple Priest") [Broadway debut], Cyril Keightley (as "Dr. Basil Traherne"), David A. Leonard (as "The High Priest"), Helen Nowell (as "An Ayah") [only Broadway role], Herbert Ransome (as "Lieut. Denis Cardew"), Ivan F. Simpson (as "Watkins"), Herbert Waring (as "Major Antony Crespin"), Olive Wyndham (as "Lucilla"). Produced by Winthrop Ames. Note: Filmed by Distinctive Productions [distributed by Goldwyn-Cosmopolitan Distributing Corporation] as The Green Goddess (1923), by Warner Bros/Vitaphone Corp. as The Green Goddess (1930), by RKO Vaudeville Circuit [distributed by RKO Radio Pictures] as The Green Goddess (1939) [short subject, directed by Orson Welles], and by Warner Bros. as Adventure in Iraq (1943). See more »

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When the squadron of biplanes first arrives and the Captain Carson radios, "We're going in, proceed with flight plan," he is seated side-by-side with his copilot in what appears to be a calm environment. But the exterior shots of the planes show the planes have open-cockpit tandem seats, with the copilot seated behind the pilot. See more »

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Sixty years ago....
22 October 2004 | by (Brooklyn, NY) – See all my reviews

What a rather surprisingly pleasant way to spend 65 minutes. Who cares if the plot is a bit far-fetched? Who cares if this takes place in a part of Iraq that is not desert? The premise is rather simple. Three Allied citizens are flying a small plane towards Egypt. Of course, the plane runs out of gas and is forced to land in the wilds of Iraq. The trio is afforded the hospitality of a local sheik, who may not be in sympathy with the Allied cause. To me, the highlight of this film is Paul Cavanagh's acting as the sheik. It may have been hammy, but he has a few marvelous lines and is a delight to watch. The trio does survive, etc. Oh, can someone tell me how five soldiers can fly in what appears to be a two-seat plane? Minor detail!! Nice 'B' flick!


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