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This is not strictly speaking a remake of the operetta THE DESERT SONG. The script borrows only the idea of a rogue frenchman (mild mannered Clark Kent type by day, and by night the leader of a rebel band of Robin Hood righters of the wrong) set among the French foreign legion. The rest of the script is totally new - Paul Hudson is now a piano player/Margot a singer. Only five songs from the original score are used (One Alone; The Desert Song; French Marching Song; Riff Song; Love's Dear Yearning) and two new ones are interpolated (Gay Parisienne; Long Live The Night). Since the vast majority of those are cabaret or performance songs, there is no resemblance between the integrated operetta of the original (songs sung by characters to express emotion) and this pale copy. Performances are mediocre although the film moves along well action-wise. A great disappointment for those seeking a then contemporary version of the show. The other review on this page from "An ri" contains two errors - there are only three film versions of THE DESERT SONG, not four - and the Art Direction was nominated for an Oscar but did not win.
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