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Writers:
Bryan Forbes (screenplay)
Robin Maugham (screenplay)
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Release Date:
July 1957 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
In the African desert, a British soldier romances the native chief's daughter and helps the tribe fight off a Nazi attack. | Add synopsis »
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Great scenery, terrible plot See more (6 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Donald Sinden ... Col. Sir Charles Holland
Anthony Steel ... Capt. David Holland
Anna-Maria Sandri ... Mabrouka ben Yussef (as Anna Maria Sandri)

André Morell ... Sheik Salem ben Yussef (as Andre Morell)
Terence Sharkey ... Daoud Holland

Donald Pleasence ... 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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bryan Forbes ... Dying Soldier (scenes deleted)
Alan Coleshill ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Nanette Newman ... Mabrouka (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Brian Desmond Hurst 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Bryan Forbes  screenplay
Robin Maugham  screenplay
Robin Maugham  story

Produced by
William MacQuitty .... producer (as William Macquitty)
Earl St. John .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
William Alwyn 
 
Cinematography by
Desmond Dickinson (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Alfred Roome 
 
Casting by
Weston Drury Jr. (uncredited)
 
Art Direction by
George Provis 
 
Costume Design by
Beatrice Dawson (dresses)
 
Makeup Department
Eddie Knight .... makeup artist
Iris Tilley .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Edward Joseph .... production manager (as Teddy Joseph)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Stanley Hosgood .... assistant director
Patrick Clayton .... third assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Bert Gaiters .... property master (uncredited)
Jack Stephens .... set dresser (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Gordon K. McCallum .... sound recordist (as Gordon K.McCallum)
Dudley Messenger .... sound recordist
Don Sharpe .... sound editor (as Donald Sharpe)
John Salter .... boom operator (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Dudley Lovell .... camera operator
Norman Gryspeerdt .... still photographer (uncredited)
Reg Pope .... clapper loader (uncredited)
Paul Wilson .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dorothy Edwards .... wardrobe supervisor: women (uncredited)
Bert Simmonds .... wardrobe supervisor: men (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Muir Mathieson .... conductor
 
Other crew
Arthur Alcott .... production controller: Pinewood Studios
Beryl Booth .... continuity
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
93 min | USA:83 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
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Trivia:
Rank Films Distributors released this film in the USA on a double bill with Checkpoint (1956).See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: The road where the ambush takes place is clearly a post - war build, having asphalt and neat chicane.See more »

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13 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Great scenery, terrible plot, 30 January 2003
Author: Duncan Kennett from London

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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