An American adventurer goes to Tripoli to rescue some kidnapped sailors, but gets involved with a beautiful slave girl.An American adventurer goes to Tripoli to rescue some kidnapped sailors, but gets involved with a beautiful slave girl.An American adventurer goes to Tripoli to rescue some kidnapped sailors, but gets involved with a beautiful slave girl.
Early in the 19th century, a young American is sent, with a seaman bodyguard, to Tripilo to buy the freedom of American sailors held as hostages by the Pasha. The ransom gold is stolen from him by Francesca, who is in love with the Pasha's brother, who has plans to lead a revolt against the Pasha. The latter, however, learns of the plot and has Francesca jailed, She is rescued by the young American and the seaman. Then she learns that the Pasha's brother, her sweetheart she thought, plans to sell her and the Americans to a neighboring chieftain in return for aid to the revolt. —Les Adams <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Hampered by Exceedingly Poor Comedy
This movie essentially begins with a notorious playboy by the name of "Matt Claibourne" (George Brent) being sent to Tripoli with a chest full of gold to negotiate the release of 10 American seamen who have been held hostage by a man known as the "Pasha" (Albert Dekker). However, his weakness for beautiful ladies soon gets the better of him when he happens to catch the eye of an attractive young woman named "Francesca" (Yvonne De Carlo). One thing leads to another and in no time he finds that his gold has been stolen and--to make matters worse--he is thrown into the same dungeon as the American sailors by a very angry Pasha. Now rather than reveal any more I will just say that this movie had the potential to be a pretty good film. Unfortunately, rather than adding a bit of drama to an otherwise decent action movie the director (Charles Lamont) chose to utilize some rather dreadful comedy instead. This decision only served to cheapen the entire movie experience. In any case, while it wasn't necessarily a terrible film, this movie could have been better and because of that I have rated it accordingly. Slightly below average.
- Aug 15, 2016
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