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The White Warrior (1959)

Agi Murad il diavolo bianco (original title)
The story of Hadji Murad, a 19th-century Chechen chieftain who led his warriors in a fight against the invading forces of the Russian Czar.

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(as Richard Freda)

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(novel), (as Gino DeSanctis) | 1 more credit »
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Complete credited cast:
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Agi / Hadji Murad, the White Warrior
...
Sultanet, Aslan Bey's Daughter
Scilla Gabel ...
Princess Maria Vorontsova
Renato Baldini ...
Ahmed Khan
Gérard Herter ...
Prince Sergei Vorontzov
Milivoje Zivanovic ...
Nikola Popovic ...
King Shamil
Jovan Gec ...
Aslan Bey
Niksa Stefanini ...
Goanzalo
Milivoje Popovic-Mavid ...
Doctor Eldar
Marija Tocinoski ...
(as MarijaTocinowki)
Pasquale Basile
Goffredo Unger ...
(as Goffredo Ungaro)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Antun Nalis ...
Melders, Murad's Lieutenant
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The story of Hadji Murad, a 19th-century Chechen chieftain who led his warriors in a fight against the invading forces of the Russian Czar.

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10 February 1961 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El diablo blanco  »

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2.35 : 1
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The film was based on a book by Leo Tolstoy, who in turn based the book on his experiences in the Russian army in Chechnya when his unit was sent to help subdue Chechen guerrillas. See more »

Quotes

Princess Maria Vorontsova: You've had him tortured!
Prince Sergei: I'm sorry they told you. I wanted to give you a surprise because I knew it would make you so glad.
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For the U.S. English dubbed version, released through Warner Brothers, the name of director Riccardo Freda was listed in the credits as "Richard Freda." See more »

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19th Century Chechniya
31 December 2010 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Steve Reeves takes a vacation from ancient times in order to play a Moslem resistance fighter in The White Warrior. He plays the real life Hadji Murad who led Moslems in Chechniya in the 19th century against the encroachment of Russia. How times have changed. Made today the Russians would be the heroes, but in 1959 these were the years of the Cold War.

The film is not biographical in any sense, it rather is based on a Leo Tolstoy novel on the same subject. Reeves is a popular hero and one of the clan leaders in fighting Russian imperialism. He's also the beloved of both the sultan and his daughter whom Reeves would like to marry. But there's intrigue in both camps and he's got to overcome all that plotting.

Fans of the Herculean physique will be disappointed in that he only takes his clothes off in one scene. What's the purpose in casting Steve Reeves then?


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