Guns are being smuggled in by an illegal immigrant. No it isn't about the United States during 2008 but rather Morocco during 1956. Captain Gallant is always enjoyable because it was shot in Morocco. Buster Crabbe plays a French Foreign Legion officer which is rather ridiculous but nobody would have an watched evil and sadistic Frenchman.
While the story seems real there are major holes in the script. This episode was probably shot during Spring 1956 because it was first broadcast December 2, 1956. Morocco became independent during 1956. Arms could only arrive by land from the Western Sahara to the south or French Algeria to the east.
Western Sahara was a desert wasteland. French Algeria was in the beginning of a violent civil war which commenced during November, 1954. It would have made sense if guns were being smuggled into French Algeria.
It is amusing to watch clean, cool Legionaires pursue evil Arabs. What is more amusing is the presentation of Colonialism as a benevolent situation. This script could have been a sitcom about the Viet-Nam war.
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