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The Wind and the Lion -- 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.
The Wind and the Lion -- 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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Release Date:
26 October 1975 (UK) See more »
Between the wind and the lion is the woman. For her, half the world may go to war.
At the beginning of the 20th century an American woman is abducted in Morocco by Berbers. The attempts... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 4 nominations See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Sean Connery ... Raisuli

Candice Bergen ... Eden Pedecaris

Brian Keith ... Theodore Roosevelt

John Huston ... John Hay

Geoffrey Lewis ... Gummere

Steve Kanaly ... Capt. Jerome
Vladek Sheybal ... The Bashaw

Nadim Sawalha ... Sherif of Wazan

Roy Jenson ... 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)

Aldo Sambrell ... Ugly Arab
Luis Barboo ... Gayaan The Terrible

Darrell Fetty ... Dreighton
Marc Zuber ... The Sultan
Billy Williams ... Sir Joseph
Shirley Rothman ... Edith Roosevelt
Rusty Cox ... Marine Sgt.
Larry Cross ... Henry Cabot Lodge
Alexander Weldon ... Elihu Root (as Alex Weldon)
Akio Mitamura ... Japanese General
Frank Gassman ... President's Aide
Audrey San Felix ... Miss Hitchcock
Ben Tatar ... Sketch Artist
Michael Damian ... President's Secretary
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eduardo Bea ... Philippe (uncredited)
Robert Case ... British Military Advisor (uncredited)
Juan Cazalilla ... Chef (uncredited)
Mariano Ciudad ... 3rd Secret Service Man (uncredited)
Anita Colby ... Station Woman (uncredited)
James Cooley ... 2nd Secret Service Man (uncredited)
Russ Cox Jr. ... U.S. Marine (uncredited)
Rupert Crabb ... Mountain Man (uncredited)
Howard Hagan ... Diplomat (uncredited)
Art Larkin ... 1st Secret Service Man (uncredited)
Terry Leonard ... President Roosevelt's Sparring Partner (uncredited)
David V. Lester ... 2nd Reporter (uncredited)
Leon Liberman ... 2nd Aide (uncredited)

John Milius ... The One-Armed Military Advisor (uncredited)
James Mitchell ... Gummere's Aide (uncredited)
Ricardo Palacios ... Torres (uncredited)
Carl Rapp ... 1st Station Man (uncredited)
Paul Rusking ... 3rd Reporter (uncredited)
Allen Russell ... 3rd Aide (uncredited)
Felipe Solano ... Pock-Faced Arab (uncredited)
Charles Stalmaker ... 1st Reporter (uncredited)

Directed by
John Milius 
Writing credits
John Milius (written by)

Produced by
Herb Jaffe .... producer
Phil Rawlins .... associate producer
Original Music by
Jerry Goldsmith 
Cinematography by
Billy Williams (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Robert L. Wolfe 
Casting by
Boaty Boatwright (casting)
Production Design by
Gil Parrondo  (as Gil Parrando)
Art Direction by
Antonio Patón  (as R. Antonio Paton)
Makeup Department
José Antonio Sánchez .... makeup artist (as Jose A. Sanchez)
Production Management
Luis Hernanz .... unit production manager: Spanish
Tom Pevsner .... production supervisor
Luis Roberts .... production manager: Spanish
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Miguel Ángel Barbero .... second assistant director (as Miguel A. Barbero)
Roberto Cirla .... second assistant director
Miguel Gil .... assistant director (as Miguel A. Gil)
Roberto Parra .... second assistant director
Phil Rawlins .... second unit director
Art Department
Dennis J. Parrish .... property master
Julián Martín .... painter (uncredited)
Sound Department
Milton C. Burrow .... sound effects supervisor
Roy Charman .... sound
Harry W. Tetrick .... sound
Bill Wistrom .... sound effects supervisor
William L. McCaughey .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Aaron Rochin .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Alex Weldon .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Matthew Yuricich .... matte artist (uncredited)
Terry Leonard .... stunt sequences supervisor
Ricardo Cruz .... stunts (uncredited)
Mickey Gilbert .... stunts (uncredited)
Juan Maján .... stunts (uncredited)
Miguel Pedregosa .... stunts (uncredited)
Larry Randles .... stunts (uncredited)
Kerry Rossall .... stunts (uncredited)
Jim Sheppard .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
David Harcourt .... camera operator
Ramiro Sabell .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
James M. George .... wardrobe supervisor
Richard La Motte .... wardrobe designer (as Richard E. LaMotte)
Tony Pueo .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Gary Bell .... associate film editor
Music Department
Harry V. Lojewski .... music supervisor
Other crew
Barbara Cole .... script supervisor
Steven-Charles Jaffe .... assistant to the producer (as Steven C. Jaffe)
David V. Lester .... production coordinator (as David Lester)
Juan Maján .... action scene coordinator: Spanish (as Juan Jose Majan)
Miguel Pedregosa .... action scene coordinator: Spanish
Mark Carlton .... adr loop group (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"John Milius' The Wind and the Lion" - USA (complete title)
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119 min
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.20 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints) | Mono (35 mm prints)
Argentina:Atp | Australia:PG | Canada:PG (video rating) | Finland:K-16 | Iceland:12 | Netherlands:12 | Singapore:PG | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) (passed with cuts) | UK:PG (video rating) (2013) | USA:PG (MPAA rating: certificate #24156) | West Germany:12

Did You Know?

Faye Dunaway was first choice for the role of Eden Pedecaris.See more »
Anachronisms: The chess set has European (Christian) chess pieces, instead of Islamic chess pieces which a Muslim prince would be expected to use.See more »
[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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For He's A Jolly Good FellowSee more »


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33 out of 46 people found the following review useful.
brilliant, 16 August 2004
Author: sushifreak-1 from Czech Republic

A movie I've seen and enjoyed possibly more than any other movie. I first saw it as a kid and loved the drama and the great climactic battle. As I got older, I enjoyed it as much or more than before, but now due to all of the components that work together to make a true classic. The acting is great (especially Keith as T. Roosevelt), the cinematography spectacular, the script is full of gems, and the directing pulls it all together wonderfully. It's loosely based on an actual event, and it shows rush of Europe and a newly emergent America to carve up the 'Sick old Man' (the Ottoman Empire) as it collapses in a fashion unlike any other 'historical' movie I've seen. Humor, drama, action,'s got it all and deserves far more acclaim (much like 'The Great Waldo Pepper').

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