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
After Eulilah's father orders she retire because the sun is going down. El Lion goes out of the tent and it is clearly still bright daylight. See more
[referring to the dangers of the expedition
You'll be absolutely on your own. Let Winthrop go.
Sir Ronald Chatham
I've had that gone into very thoroughly. I wanted to see the ruling shiek of the section whose palms are not only dirty but very itchy... in order to get the concessions we seek and the safety that goes with it. Tungsten, gentlemen, is where you find it. With all due respect to you and Winthrop, I feel this is one mission that I alone can accomplish.
Flight of the Valkyries
Composed by Richard Wagner
Heard under main titles. See more