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The Mark of the Hawk (1957)

Approved  |   |  Drama  |  December 1957 (UK)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Obam
Juano Hernandez ...
Amugu
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Bruce Craig
Helen Horton ...
Barbara Craig
Marne Maitland ...
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)
Bill Nagy ...
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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Against Voodoo Fury... The Flame of Faith!

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December 1957 (UK)  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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2.35 : 1
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Interesting story, Sidney Poitier ruled
23 May 2005 | by (utah) – See all my reviews

Although Sidney Poitier was not first billed, his character was definitely one of the main 3, and if it wasn't for him this movie would never make it past the 2 star mark. His acting carried this movie. It has a decent story about the Africans wanting freedom in their own country and although it didn't really have a B movie feel to it, there wasn't much there. The story was told well and the camera work was OK but you never really care about any of the characters. Sidney Poitier and his character's brother were the only ones who had any believable emotions. The rest of the cast had the same "look at me act" feel I got when watching the 1934 version of "The Scarlet Pimpernel"

After watching this it is not hard to see why Sidney Poitier was nominated for an Academy Award the next year, he is just such a good actor in a time where acting was less about believability and more about stage presence.


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