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The Lion Man (1936)

Passed | | Adventure | 1936 (USA)
A young British boy whose father was murdered by a treacherous Arab sheik finds himself in a position to exact revenge as an adult.

Director:

John P. McCarthy (as John McCarthy)

Writers:

Edgar Rice Burroughs (story "The Lad and The Lion"), Richard Gordon (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jon Hall ... Ed Lion (as Charles Locher)
Kathleen Burke ... Eulilah
Ted Adams ... Sheikh Youssef Ab-Dur (as Richard Adams)
Jimmy Aubrey ... Simmonds (as James Aubrey)
Richard Carlyle Richard Carlyle ... Hassan El Dinh
Finis Barton ... Sherrifa
Eric Snowden Eric Snowden ... Sir Ronald Chatham
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Storyline

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. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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Adventure

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Volta do Homem Leão See more »

Filming Locations:

Arizona, USA

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

When Eulilah speaks as a child, she has an American accent. See more »

Quotes

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.
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Soundtracks

Death and Funeral of Siegfried
(uncredited)
Composed by Richard Wagner (1876)
Repeatedly heard om soundrack
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My Dad was The Lion Man...the little guy
24 September 2006 | by fairey65See all my reviews

I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed seeing this hidden treasure that I thought was long gone. I am so thankful that someone rescued it from the vault it was hidden in! My father was the little "Lion Man" - and I thought he did a FANTASTIC job. He told me that they filmed the entire movie in 3 weeks - and in that time he had to learn all his lines (several which were cut in this version, probably due to the condition of the original film), learn how to ride (and fall off of) a camel, and deal with the Arizona desert. His father was also an extra in the movie - one of the "Arabs" on camel back. Amazingly, I think this movie seems more raw and real than some other more current "Tarzan" like adaptations - because the fight scenes are hand-to-hand in the sand, the tents are more like what was really used at the time, and because my Dad did such a good job!


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