Seeking to secure mining rights for tungsten in the North African desert, Sir Ronald Chatham is killed by a treacherous sheik, but his young son is rescued from the same fate by Sherrifa, an enigmatic Euorpean woman, who sacrifices her own life to save his. She leaves the youngster in the desert to be raised as a native by a spiritual mystic . He grows up under the old man's influence alongside lions, earning the nickname of "The Lion Man" and gaining a reputation for integrity among the locals. After achieving manhood he meets the beautiful Eulilah and becomes a rival for her love with the very same sheik who murdered his father.
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The earliest documented telecasts of this film took place in St. Louis Saturday 6 March 1948 on KSD (Channel 5), in both New York City and Philadelphia Sunday 24 October 1948 on WJZ (Channel 7) and WCAU (Channel 10), followed on Wednesday 1 December 1948 on WATV (Channel 13) , in Detroit Sunday 2 January 1949 on WXYZ (Channel 7), in Albuquerque Thursday 30 July 1949 on KOB (Channel 4), in Atlanta Sunday 11 September 1949 on WAGA (Channel 5), and, finally, in Los Angeles Monday 11 September 1950 on KFI (Channel 9). See more
When Eulilah speaks as a child, she has an American accent. See more
Sheikh Youssef Ab-Dur
The white man should cling to the white woman, and that is as it should be, but let me and thee who are children of the desert nit look beyond its rim for our mates.
Flight of the Valkyries
Composed by Richard Wagner
Heard under main titles. See more