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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
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Govenor General
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Gregory
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Prosecutor
Clifton Macklin ...
Kanda
Ewen Solon ...
Inspector
Lockwood West ...
Magistrate
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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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Film debut of Eartha Kitt. See more »

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This Man Is Mine
Composed by Ken Darby
Performed by Eartha Kitt
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What Was Sidney Poitier Thinking?
23 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is ultimately about a black African selling out to white colonialists. Not exactly the kind of part that you might expect Sidney Poitier to take on. Considering the year made (1957?) it may just have been that Sidney needed the work. In any case, he does a fine acting job as Obam, a newly elected representative. The same cannot be said for Eartha Kitt - who plays Obam's wife. In a sequence that seems rather out of place she sings her first hit song. A much better acting job is done by Clifton Macklin as Obam's revolutionary brother, Kanda. The tension between the two carries the movie through to it's rather sappy religious-tinged ending. If you are a Poitier fan, it's a must see.


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