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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 ...
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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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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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The Mystery Is How They Could String It Out For Two Hours
13 September 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This film can be summed up as follows: sumptuous photography; turgid plot; wooden acting.

The mystery is how they could string it out for two hours. The story is that there isn't a story - it's just a travelogue across the Libyan desert. Michael Craig, who was hot property in British cinema back then, is a blacked-up Arab sheik and has no lines that I can remember. Blink and you miss him. I just couldn't work out what Anthony Steele would see in the love interest. Donald Sinden looks as though he has the mood of someone who has got out of bed the wrong side every morning of the shoot.

The only thing that must have stopped this from bombing at the box office was the novelty for the cinema-going public in grey, smog-ridden 1950s Britain of seeing 'real', 'desert' sand in colour, something they could have done on the sea front at Clacton or Bournemouth.


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