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Outpost in Morocco (1949)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure | 2 May 1949 (USA)
After escorting an Emir's daughter to her father's stronghold, French Foreign Legion Captain Gerard's unit joins an isolated Moroccan outpost facing imminent attack by rebel Bedouin tribes.



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Complete credited cast:
Emir of Bel-Rashad
Crane Whitley ...
Caid Osman
Commandant Louis Fronval


Capt. Gerard, greatest lover in the Foreign Legion, is assigned to escort an emir's daughter to her father's mountain citadel and find out what he can about the emir's activities. Gerard enjoys his work with lovely Cara, but arrives to find rebellion brewing. Can the garrison be reinforced in time? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Actually filmed in the heretofore forbidden zones of Morocco with the roughest, toughest sons-of-adventure ... The French Foreign Legion !


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Release Date:

2 May 1949 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Aufruhr in Marokko  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Second unit director Richard Rosson traveled to Fort Tinihir in Morocco for location shooting. There he met 900 German legionnaires, of the French Foreign Legion, who previously fought for Rommel's Afrikakorps. At the end of World War Two, these former German soldiers were given their choice by the French either to enlist in the French Foreign Legion or return home to Germany. Most of them chose to sign-up as legionnaires of the French Foreign Legion. See more »


Colonel Pascal: Your record is an excellent one, except for certain, uh, shall we say, uh, romantic, uh, complications.
Capt. Paul Gerard: My duties have taken me into many strange places.
Colonel Pascal: So I noticed.
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Shot on Location in Morocco
18 November 2006 | by See all my reviews

When I read the book The George Raft File I was shocked to learn that this Foreign Legion epic was actually shot in Morocco in actual locations with the cooperation of the Moroccan Royal Family and the Legion. If the French were looking for a recruiting tool for the Foreign Legion, they'd have been better doing a remake of Paramount's Morocco or Beau Geste.

Some elements of those two films get into Outpost in Morocco. The story such as it is has George Raft in a role that should have been Tyrone Power's if it had been a better script seducing lovely Marie Windsor, daughter of one of the local sheiks. Windsor's father is Eduard Franz who's stirring up rebellion against the French. Can Marie stop it and save her beloved Raft at the same time. If you care you might give this a look.

This film has the look and feel of a tax write off. Everybody here just goes through the motions. Raft is too wooden to seriously be considered as a romantic figure and Windsor does so much better when she's playing bad girls. Akim Tamiroff as a transplanted Cossack in the Legion comes off best, a dubious distinction for this film.

I guess the American cast also did it for a free trip to Morocco. Good a reason as any.

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