A man masquerading as a dead soldier seeks to desert his post and join the enemy in their struggle.

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Sergeant Otto Josef Klems
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Leila
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Mohamed Abdel Krim
Howard Ross ...
Hamed
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French General
Franco Ressel ...
Lieutenant Dupleix
Massimo Righi ...
French Legion Officer
Pasquale Basile
Rossella Como ...
Miss Schinn, the Reporter
Dada Gallotti ...
Severina
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Sergeant Granval
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Sergeant Bogdanowitsch
Mario Donen
Hassiba Rochdi
Hattab Eddhib
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A man masquerading as a dead soldier seeks to desert his post and join the enemy in their struggle.

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Do anything to stay alive!


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3 December 1971 (Italy)  »

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Man of Legend  »

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(Westrex Sound System)

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Based on the true story of Josef Otto Klems, a German soldier who later became Chief of Staff to Abd-el-Krim. Klems was eventually captured and shot for desertion in 1926. See more »

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Rubbish !!!

How the hell can we qualify a movie speaking of the French Foreign Legion as a good movie, or at least as a true authentic film about it, when the legionaries in this story have a long hair? Have any of you even seen a legionary, or a trooper fighting under flags, with a long hair? I can't stand this lack of care in the production of a movie. This means a lack of respect for the audience. How dumb they think the audiences are? I am not, sorry. No matter the story itself, no matter the acting, no matter the editing, no latter whatever you wish, when I see such things which could easily be avoided by the director, I throw this movie away. Such a shame, because the story may be really good besides, but it is spoiled by such careless behaviour from the film maker and producers. If myself was only an extra on a movie and if I saw such corny details, I would argue and go to tell it to the technicians or who ever you want. Maybe they would fire me, but at least I would say it high and loud.


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