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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 ...
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Emir of Bel-Rashad
Crane Whitley ...
Caid Osman
Damian O'Flynn ...
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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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Extras were provided by the French Foreign Legion and the Moroccan Spahi cavalry. See more »

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Bamboule: Knowing the captain, I'd look for him in some nice, cool room with a sultry lady.
Orderly: There are so many sultry ladies in Tesket.
Bamboule: Uh huh. Interesting problem, isn't it?
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Shot on Location in Morocco
18 November 2006 | by (Buffalo, New York) – 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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