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Zarak (1956)

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An Afghan Outlaw finally saves a British Officer at the cost of his own life.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Zarak Khan
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Maj. Michael Ingram
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Salma
Bonar Colleano ...
Biri (Zarak's brother)
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Cathy Ingram
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The Mullah
Peter Illing ...
Ahmad
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Hassu the one-eyed
Eddie Byrne ...
Kasim - Zarak's brother
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Moor Larkin
Frederick Valk ...
Haji Khan (Zarak's father)
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Maj. Atherton
Harold Goodwin ...
Sgt. Higgins
Alec Mango ...
Akbar (merchant)
Oscar Quitak ...
Youssuff
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On the mountainous frontier between British India and Afghanistan, circa 1860s, Zarak Khan kisses Salma, the youngest wife of his father, Haji Khan. Outraged, his father orders Zarak to be flogged to death but spares his life at the urging of an elderly Mullah. Zarak now leaves his village and becomes a notorious outlaw, prompting the British to assign a Major Ingram to capture him. Zarak and Ingram have several encounters, developing a grudging respect for each other. When Ingram is captured by Ahmad, one of Zarak's rivals, Zarak risks his life to save the British officer. Written by dinky-4 of Minneapolis

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Victor Mature offered to pay for Jack Keely's funeral after he was killed in a horse riding stunt making this film. See more »

Quotes

Haji Khan: Take my son and flog him. Flog him to death!
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Referenced in Cubby Broccoli: The Man Behind Bond (2000) See more »

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Climb Up the Wall
Music by Auyar Hosseini
Lyrics by Norman Gimbel
Sung by Yana
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Anita Sizzles but the Fight Scenes Fizzle
8 April 2014 | by (NJ, USA) – See all my reviews

"Zarak" gets off to a roaring start - with us entering the Arabian village where Anita Ekberg's character lives with her old husband, being acquainted with her lusty relationship with his son (Victor Mature) and the father catching them in the act and sentencing them both to death - all within the first ten minutes of the film!!!! After that, it sort of delves into non-stop rebel war fighting scenes, which aren't that engrossing or all that well filmed - only momentarily catching up with Ekberg and her turgid relationship with Mature here and there. There are some very "American" touches of humour which clearly separate this US sword and sandal flick from the much more common Italian ones. But Anita Ekberg's scantily-clad dances, and sizzling seduction scenes are reason enough to seek out this title and sit through the yawn- inducing battle scenes which make up most of the movie.


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