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The Wind and the Lion (1975)

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At the beginning of the 20th century an American woman is abducted in Morocco by Berbers. The attempts to free her range from diplomatic pressure to military intervention.

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 4 nominations. See more awards »

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John Hay
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Gummere
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Capt. Jerome
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The Bashaw
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Sherif of Wazan
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Admiral Chadwick
Deborah Baxter ...
Alice Roosevelt
Jack Cooley ...
Quentin Roosevelt
Chris Aller ...
Kermit Roosevelt
Simon Harrison ...
William Pedecaris
Polly Gottesman ...
Jennifer Pedecaris
Antoine Saint-John ...
Von Roerkel (as Antoine St. John)
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At the beginning of the 20th century an American woman is abducted in Morocco by Berbers. The attempts to free her range from diplomatic pressure to military intervention. Written by Anonymous

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Between the wind and the lion is the woman. For her, half the world may go to war.


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12 September 1975 (Ireland)  »

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John Milius' The Wind and the Lion  »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)
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(70 mm prints)| (35 mm prints)

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(Metrocolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Milius's primary source for the film was Barbara W. Tuchman's essay "Perdicaris Alive or Raisuli Dead!", published in the August 1959 edition of American Heritage magazine. Much of the film's dialogue is taken verbatim from Tuchman's essay, including Elihu Root's quote about Roosevelt's popularity, "Why drag in Washington", the Bashaw's comment about the Moroccan government's precarious independence, and Philander Knox's above-mentioned "legality" quote. See more »

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During the sparring scene,Theodore Roosevelt and his opponent are wearing 1970s era Everlast boxing gloves. The film takes place in 1904, and Everlast was founded in 1910. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Eden: Don't you agree that the most important part of the meal is the wine? Everything must follow the wine. And in this case, I should favor a Red Bordeaux.
Sir Joseph: A Red Bordeaux at lunch? Your late husband would never have approved.
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Opening credits prologue: Tangier October 15, 1904 1:00 pm See more »


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For He's A Jolly Good Fellow
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Sung at Roosevelt's birthday party
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Bravado, Honour, and Charisma aplenty
23 September 1998 | by (Canterbury, England) – See all my reviews

A glorious adventure film, from the time when men were real men, women were real women, and American presidents were still hunting bears in Alaska instead of the oval office.

John Milius makes here the kind of macho film he really likes: we have bravado, honour, and charisma aplenty. The performances are excellent, as are the cinematography and the music. No deep messages here, but excellent entertainment all around. Film academies tend to ignore pictures like this in their award ceremonies but it is the kind of film that will stand the test of time.


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