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Paul Hudson, leads a group of desert bandits against some Nazis, who want to use them as cheap labor for their railroad.

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Paul Hudson, leads a group of desert bandits against some Nazis, who want to use them as cheap labor for their railroad.

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22 September 1944 (Sweden)  »

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A Canção do Deserto  »

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Filmed in mid-1942, released in late December 1943. See more »

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Version of The Desert Song (1953) See more »

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Gay Parisienne
Lyrics by Jack Scholl
Music by Serge Walter
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Updated (1940s style) version of operetta has disappeared from view...WHY?
22 April 2001 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

For years I've been waiting for this Dennis Morgan-Irene Manning version of 'The Desert Song' (filmed in beautiful technicolor) to be released either to cable TV or VHS. When Turner Classic Movies offered a recap of his work, they failed to show 'The Desert Song'. It's one of his finest roles, giving him the chance to sing some of the great Romberg songs. The plot is updated to weave in the theme of Nazi menace. Morgan is a mild-mannered nightclub singer who is really the leader of the Riffs opposing Nazi plans to construct a new railroad in North Africa. The singer at the club is played by the lovely Irene Manning, a largely forgotten actress today who had a fine singing voice. Victor Francen, Bruce Cabot and Lynn Overman have the chief supporting roles. For copyright reasons unknown to me, this film has been withheld from public domain or any kind of release to video. A shame for it seemed quite a bit more convincing than the later remake with Kathryn Grayson and Gordon MacRae.


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