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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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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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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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That foreign legion breed of man! That "Beau Geste" brand of greatness! (from re-release print ad) See more »

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Action | Adventure

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26 October 1951 (USA)  »

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Frauenraub in Marokko  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Robert Clary's film debut. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Mouse: Do you think he has an even chance to keep them off us... and still get through?
Roshko: With him, the chance is always better than even.
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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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A great Saturday afternoon popcorn chomper
20 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a great movie for just watching and enjoying. No overwhelming drama, no thought to guess the plot or who-done-it, just good old fashioned entertainment. Burt Lancaster shines in a way only he can. The jokes are funny, lines memorable (mamasita, what a rap she gave me... Khassein is a lump of evil smelling goat cheese) the girls are pretty and it rolls along as you "listen to the squeaking of the little mouse". Just enjoy yourself, if you miss a few minutes in the kitchen it won't throw you off the plot. It's great to see REAL actors displaying their craft in a time period when talent was more important than looks, bra size and CGI. If you want drama, go find Wuthering Heights and get your fill.


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