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Zvi Kolitz (story) and
Peter Frye (screenplay)
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2 November 1955 (USA) See more »
The passionate love story of a fighting Irishman and an Israeli lass.
This movie was the first movie produced in Israel. It deals with the outbreak of hostilities during the war for independence in 1947... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Edward Mulhare ... James Finnegan
Michael Wager ... Allan Goodman
Margalit Oved ... Esther Hadassi
Arik Lavie ... David Airam (as Arich Lavi)
Michael Shillo ... Capt. Yehuda Berger

Haya Harareet ... Miriam Miszrahi
Eric Greene ... Agent Browning
Stanley Preston ... Chief British Agent Lawson
Haim Eynav ... Ya'acov, young soldier
Zalman Lebiush ... The Rabbi
Azaria Rapaport ... German Mercenary (Former Nazi)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Abraham Barzilai ... U.N. Arab Official
Shoshana Damari ... Miriam's Druze Friend
Shoshana Duer ... Hospital Matron
Shraga Friedman ... Travel Agent
Leon Gilboa ... U.N. French Official
David Hershkovitz ... Street Vendor
Burton Most ... U.N. American Official
David Ram ... U.N. Israeli Official
Ruth Rappaport ... Hospital Nurse
Mati Raz ... Levin, the interpreter
Yossi Yadin ... Israeli Commander At Jerusalem Wall
Arie Zeidmann ... Itzik'l
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Directed by
Thorold Dickinson 
Writing credits
Zvi Kolitz (story and screenplay)

Peter Frye (screenplay)

Produced by
Thorold Dickinson .... producer
Peter Frye .... producer
Zvi Kolitz .... executive producer
Jack Padwa .... executive producer
Original Music by
Paul Ben Haim 
Cinematography by
Gerald Gibbs 
Film Editing by
Joanna Dickinson 
Thorold Dickinson 
Casting by
Batya Lancet 
Mati Raz 
Art Direction by
Joseph Carl 
Makeup Department
Roni Ya'ackov .... makeup artist
Shoshana Zack .... makeup artist
Production Management
Paul Tyras .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ilan Eldad .... assistant director
Alfred Steinhardt .... assistant director
Art Department
David Hershkovitz .... set dresser
Shlomo Juranyi .... assistant art director
Sound Department
Ben Brightwell .... sound
Derek Parsons .... dubbing editor (as Derek L. Parsons)
Peter Davies .... post-synchronisation (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Anthony Heller .... camera operator
Marko Ya'acobi .... camera operator (as Marko Yakovlevich)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marylka Joss .... costumes
Editorial Department
Nellie Gilad .... assembly editor
Music Department
Shlomo Riklis .... musical director
Other crew
H. Appel .... military advisor
Gwen Endsleigh .... continuity
Bernard Ferkoff .... location manager

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Don't miss it, 27 February 2011

There are not many films made about Israel birth. I won't add many things to what have already said the other users, except no one of them have talked about George Sherman's SWORD IN THE DESERT, starring Jeff Chandler, back in the 50's. I have it in my library and have not seen it since a while now, so I won't compare the two features. Say which is better than the other. I just say that this one, the Israeli, looks like a British or European film; it is directed by Thorold Dickinson, a director from UK. Another British could have made it: Lewis Gilbert, Guy Green, Ronald Neame...It looks like a UK film because of the story, filming, characterization, music score. Yes I think of a British feature.

But it is a really good movie, with interesting characters. The US industry would have made a quite different film. I can't explain more.

But, again, there are no many films about Palestine in the late 40's, and the war of independence. Only this one, SWORD IN THE DESERT, CAST A GIANT SHADOW and of course EXODUS !!!

A real gem.

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