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The Black Tent (1956)

 -  Drama | War | Romance  -  July 1957 (USA)
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In the African desert, a British soldier romances the native chief's daughter and helps the tribe fight off a Nazi attack.

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Complete credited cast:
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Col. Sir Charles Holland
Anthony Steel ...
Capt. David Holland
Anna-Maria Sandri ...
Mabrouka ben Yussef (as Anna Maria Sandri)
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Sheik Salem ben Yussef (as Andre Morell)
Terence Sharkey ...
Daoud Holland
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Ali
Ralph Truman ...
Major Croft
Anthony Bushell ...
Ambassador Baring
Michael Craig ...
Sheik Faris
Paul Homer ...
Khalil ben Yussef
Anton Diffring ...
Senior Nazi Officer
Frederick Jaeger ...
Koch, junior Nazi officer
Derek Sydney ...
Interpreter
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Bryan Forbes ...
Dying Soldier (scenes deleted)
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In the African desert, a British soldier romances the native chief's daughter and helps the tribe fight off a Nazi attack.

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First film of Fredrick Jaeger. See more »

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Sabratha, the Roman ruins are by the sea, whereas it is established that the Bedouin camp is in the desert. See more »

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Great scenery, terrible plot
30 January 2003 | by (London) – See all my reviews

Even as a fan of Donald Sinden, this is only an OK offering. The most enjoyable part has to be the amazing locations, set in Libya. The original story was obviously a long novel that was a real struggle to compress into a script


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