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The Black Tent (1956)

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:
Col. Sir Charles Holland
Capt. David Holland
Anna-Maria Sandri ...
Mabrouka ben Yussef (as Anna Maria Sandri)
Sheik Salem ben Yussef (as Andre Morell)
Terence Sharkey ...
Daoud Holland
Ralph Truman ...
Maj. Croft
Ambassador Baring
Sheik Faris
Paul Homer ...
Khalil ben Yussef
Senior Nazi Officer
Frederick Jaeger ...
Koch - Junior Nazi Officer
Derek Sydney ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bryan Forbes ...
Dying Soldier (scenes deleted)


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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July 1957 (USA)  »

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A Tenda Negra  »

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1.85 : 1
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Film debut of Fredrick Jaeger'. See more »


The road where the ambush takes place is clearly a post - war build, having asphalt and neat chicane. 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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