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Ten Tall Men (1951)

Approved | | Action, Adventure | 26 October 1951 (USA)
Sgt. Mike Kincaid of the French Foreign Legion learns, from a Riff prisoner, that an attack will soon be made by the villainous Hussin on the Legion's outpost of Tarfa. Kincaid volunteers ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Sergeant Mike Kincaid
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Mahla
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Corporal Luis Delgado
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Corporal Pierre Molier
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Londos
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Jardine
Nick Dennis ...
Mouse
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Roshko
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Kayeed Hussein
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Lustig
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Marie DeLatour
Donald Randolph ...
Yussif
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Mossul
Henry Rowland ...
Kurt
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Browning
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Sgt. Mike Kincaid of the French Foreign Legion learns, from a Riff prisoner, that an attack will soon be made by the villainous Hussin on the Legion's outpost of Tarfa. Kincaid volunteers to lead nine other Legionnaires on a mission to delay Hussin's attack till reinforcements arrive. When he discovers that Hussin plans to marry Mahla, a girl from a rival tribe, in order to build a coalition against the French, Kincaid kidnaps Mahla. Hussin forcefully takes her back, but by now his planned attack on Tarfa is crumbling and Mahla has begun to fall in love with Kincaid. Written by dinky-4 of Minneapolis

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LUSTY! GUSTY! RARING TO GO! (reissue print ad - all caps) See more »

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26 October 1951 (USA)  »

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Arenas en llamas  »

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Robert Clary's film debut. See more »

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When Mahla is led on horseback through a gorge pursued by the Riff she is clearly wearing goggles which disappear in the subsequent close-up. See more »

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Sgt. Mike Kincaid: I'm planning to hit the Riffs and keep them running in circles for five days. I don't care if we do it because we want to be heroes or free men. The main reason we're going to do it is we have no other choice. And just one other thing: each man has got to depend on the next man. I'm going to see to it that the next man doesn't let him down.
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Opening credits: The Sahara--years ago. Land of the Riffs, the Foreign Legion- and Adventure See more »

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" If you take the money, you'll just find yourself in a bigger mess "
7 November 2009 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Somewhere in the 1950's Hollywood discovered a simple formula for superior entertainment. Around that formula, any major star worth his salt could inspire a group of characters to create a magical memory. Thus this movie called " Ten Tall men " became a hit. Burt Lancaster, plays Sgt. Mike Kincaid, a French Foreign Legionnaire, who, while in a military stockade, learns of an impending attack on the city proper while the main garrison is away. Volunteering for what some consider a suicide mission, he and nine other prisoners ride into the desert to impede the attack for five days. During that time, the small group creates havoc among the gathering tribes to get their attention. Further they kidnap Mahla (Jody Lawrance) a tribal princess, which prevents the evil Khalif Hussein (Gerald Mohr) from caring out his attack. The entire film is fun to watch as great actors like Gilbert Roland, Kieron Moore, George Tobias, John Dehner and Mike Mazurki establish a wonderful and fun filled afternoon of creative enjoyment. A solid family offering for all ages. Easilly recommended. ****


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