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Outpost in Morocco (1949)

 -  Action | Adventure  -  2 May 1949 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Capt. Paul Gerard
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Cara
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Lt. Glysko
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Col. Pascal
Ernö Verebes ...
Bamboule
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Emir of Bel-Rashad
Crane Whitley ...
Caid Osman
Damian O'Flynn ...
Commandant Louis Fronval
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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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Aufruhr in Marokko  »

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Extras were provided by the French Foreign Legion and the Moroccan Spahi cavalry. See more »

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Lieut. Glysko: As my late father would say, all women are unfair.
Capt. Paul Gerard: If they weren't, there'd be no Foreign Legion.
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Pretty Predictable, Does Have A Couple of Good Action Sequences
29 March 2006 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

This does have a couple of good action sequences, but overall it is too predictable to be anything more than average, at best, for its genre. The Foreign Legion setting is fairly interesting, at least as a reflection of its time, and it provides for a couple of relatively interesting possibilities.

George Raft stars as a Legionnaire who combines a hazardous mission with a romantic involvement with an Emir's daughter. Once things get started, Raft is good enough in the role, but the first several minutes of the movie are wasted trying to portray his character as an incurable skirt-chaser, which doesn't really work. Marie Windsor plays the Emir's daughter, and while there's nothing wrong with her performance, she doesn't really fit the part, and she and Raft never quite seem to click together. The script is straightforward enough, but it could have used some sharper dialogue to pick up these scenes in particular.

Once Raft's character gets his assignment and meets the daughter, the story follows a pretty standard formula. The action sequences are the highlights, which include a good chase scene with Raft trying to elude a palace full of pursuers. Otherwise, there are only occasional moments of good drama to hold your attention.


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