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The Mark of the Hawk (1957)

Approved | | Drama | December 1957 (UK)
The man called Obam struggles with the increasingly hostile forces facing each other in a colonial African country. The African natives want their land and lives back from the British ... See full summary »

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Obam
Juano Hernandez ...
Amugu
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Bruce Craig
Helen Horton ...
Barbara Craig
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Sandar Lai
Gerard Heinz ...
Govenor General
Patrick Allen ...
Gregory
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Prosecutor
Clifton Macklin ...
Kanda
Ewen Solon ...
Inspector
Lockwood West ...
Magistrate
Francis Matthews ...
Overholt
Philip Vickers ...
Ben (as Phillip Vickers)
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Fred
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The man called Obam struggles with the increasingly hostile forces facing each other in a colonial African country. The African natives want their land and lives back from the British colonists. Obam's motives are questioned by his own people, in particular his brother Kanda. With the help of his wife Renee and missionary Bruce Craig, will he be able to get things under control before the country self-destructs? Written by Greg Bruno <burlynerd@usa.net>

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In his autobiography, Sidney Poitier said that his biggest surprise was Eartha Kitt, perpetually portrayed in the tabloid press as a vacuous starlet, who he felt acted with great integrity and intelligence on this shoot. See more »

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Composed by Ken Darby
Performed by Eartha Kitt
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The 30 Year Old Sidney Poitier
28 March 2002 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

After alongside Rock Hudson in 'Something of Value', the 30 year old Sidney Poitier teamed up with Earl Cameron (who was more popular on the British film scene) in 'The Mark of the Hawk'. This film was a relevant piece of storytelling about African colonies wanting their independence.


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