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In 1925 Damascus Harry Smith runs guns to the rebels under Emir Hassan. The French arrest him along with others and force him to sell weapons to them. He develops an interest in French intelligence officer Feroud's mistress Violette. Written by
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According to actor Jamie Farr, the movie debuted on Saturday night at the Rivoli in his home town of Toledo. Most of Toledo's Arab-American community turned out to see it. As a scene where Bogart walks though a crowded bazaar begins to fade, an Arab voice is heard shouting, "Ya hallah deen bayak!" which caused most of the audience to collapse in laughter. The non-Arabs in the house did not understand why everyone else was laughing until the line was translated for them: "Goddamn your father!" See more »
In a very key plot point scene Balukjiaan goes to Smith's warehouse on behalf of French intelligence and tries to find out if there are any dried apricots. He uses as an excuse that he is throwing a birthday party for himself and has plenty of pilaf and pahklava, but nothing sweet for dessert. Pahklava is the Armenian name for baklava, which is a very sweet Greek and Middle Eastern dessert. Either the writers didn't know what pahklava is or the whole premise of needing dessert is mistaken. See more »
My soldiers didn't survive Verdun to have their throats cut in this stinking hole!
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In 1925, in Damascus, the patriotic rebels of Syria are fighting against the invader French forces. The powerful weapons smuggler Harry Smith (Humphrey Bogart) is an amoral dealer taking advantage of the situation. He meets in a restaurant, Violette (Märta Torén), the girl of the idealistic French Col. Feroud (Lee J. Cobb). Feroud is trying to make a deal with the rebel leader Emir Hassan (Onslow Stevens), and he forces Harry to be his liaison and arrange a meeting with Hassan.
I am a great fan of Humphrey Bogart, my favorite actor, but "Sirocco" has a very disappointing and inconsistent screenplay. The story presents Harry Smith as an amoral and ambitious man, but never explains the reasons or motives for his final act, since he had his visa and the girl with money. In Casablanca, the love for Ilsa is the motive for the sacrifice of Rick Blaine, but in "Sirocco" there are no explanations for his final redemption. Along the story, something is missing to make "Sirocco" a great movie. My vote is six.
Title (Brazil): "Sirocco"
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