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The French Foreign Legion battles rebellious Arabs in North Africa.

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Capt. David Malcolm
Marla English ...
Princess Zara
J. Carrol Naish ...
Sgt. Diepel
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Jala the Wine Merchant
Ron Randell ...
Pvt. Peter Ambrose Havers
John Smith ...
Pvt. Rex Tyle
Keith Larsen ...
El Zanal
Lita Milan ...
Alita
Philip Tonge ...
Cpl. Sandy Mc Tosh
Peter Mamakos ...
Pvt. Lucia 'Lucky' Capella
Otto Waldis ...
Gabin
Jarl Victor ...
Lt. Gina Mackie
Mort Mills ...
Woloack - Radio Man
Aaron Saxon ...
Nico Minardos ...
Gerard
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The French Foreign Legion battles rebellious Arabs in North Africa.

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27 February 1956 (Sweden)  »

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Abrechnung in Fort Valeau  »

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Desert Sands
Music by Paul Dunlap
Lyrics by Edward Heyman
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Exciting action film of the fifties.
14 December 2002 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews



I saw this film only once in 1957 at a local cinema when I was nine years old. The plot outline is a little dim after the passage of time but I recall that the story centred upon a misunderstanding that took place between the son and daughter of an Arab chieftain and the local garrison of the French Foreign Legion. War ensues and Ralph Meeker as the commander of the garrison, fights heroically against the Arabs.

I recall that the colour was very good and the actors portraying the legionaires seemed quite authentic. The actor portraying the French sergeant was very affecting. Marla English as the Arab princess was beautiful and sensual.

I would enjoy seeing this film again and it is a pity that the copyright holders have not released it as a video or a DVD. I hope that it may be offered to television networks to take up and show in future.


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