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Timbuktu (1958)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Romance | 22 November 1959 (USA)
In 1940 Col. Dufort arrives in Timbuktu with his wife to take over the French garrison. This garrison is threatened by a Tuareg uprising supposedly inspired by Mohamet Adjani -- a holy man ... See full summary »

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Mike Conway
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Colonel Charles Dufort
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Paul Wexler ...
Suleyman
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In 1940 Col. Dufort arrives in Timbuktu with his wife to take over the French garrison. This garrison is threatened by a Tuareg uprising supposedly inspired by Mohamet Adjani -- a holy man once regarded as a friend of France. Almost immediately Col. and Mme. Dufort push on to Bou Djebeha in company with an American gunrunner named Mike Conway who soon engages the Colonel's wife in a forbidden romance. At Bou Djebeha Conway learns that the holy man has been kidnapped by an evil Emir who is the true force behind the rebellion. Complications and dangers ensue as Conway and the Colonel try to get the holy man back to Timbuktu so that he can speak out against the rebellion. Written by dinky-4 of Minneapolis

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The mighty revolt that turned the Sahara red! See more »


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La prigioniera del Sudan  »

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The scene in which a bare-chested Victor Mature is staked out, ready to be tortured and killed by a venomous tarantula, is echoed in Walker, Texas Ranger: The Return of LaRue (1996), in which Chuck Norris is staked out to be tortured by venomous scorpions. See more »

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Mike Conway: [Conway's explanation when a patrol searches his cargo and finds sewing machines instead of contraband rifles] "When times are tough, I whip up a few turbans for the A-Rabs."
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A mediocre adventure yarn.
16 August 2001 | by See all my reviews

This story is supposed to happen during WW2 ,but it quickly leaves this historical context for exotic horizons.The presence of a short-haired Yvonne De Carlo(in order to give her a "French" style?),a hairdo that does not become her at all,increases this feeling.The script is rather poor,every time a French soldier is introduced,be sure to hear the first bars of "La Marseillaise".There are a lot of betrayals,attacks,a big-heart raider (guess whom,De Carlo ,a French officer's wife, will fall in love with ?).Two very sadistic scenes:a baddie -Arab of course- gives French lieutenant as a snack to his lethal tarantulas,and he wants to reiterate this very bad deed with Victor Mature himself.Will he survive?Do not bother.If you want to see a good Jack (or Jacques ) Tourneur movie,do choose "cat people" instead,or, better, "out of the past"


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