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Ten Tall Men (1951)

Approved | | Action, Adventure | 26 October 1951 (USA)
During the Rif War in Morocco, the French Foreign Legion's outpost of Tarfa is threatened by Khalif Hussein's tribes but Sergeant Mike Kincaid devises a plan of survival until the arrival of French reinforcements.

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Sgt. Mike Kincaid of the French Foreign Legion learns, from a Riff prisoner, that an attack will soon be made by the villainous Hussin on the Legion's outpost of Tarfa. Kincaid volunteers to lead nine other Legionnaires on a mission to delay Hussin's attack till reinforcements arrive. When he discovers that Hussin plans to marry Mahla, a girl from a rival tribe, in order to build a coalition against the French, Kincaid kidnaps Mahla. Hussin forcefully takes her back, but by now his planned attack on Tarfa is crumbling and Mahla has begun to fall in love with Kincaid. Written by dinky-4 of Minneapolis

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That foreign legion breed of man! That "Beau Geste" brand of greatness! (from re-release print ad) See more »

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Arenas en llamas  »

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Robert Clary's film debut. See more »

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The stripper clip for the machine gun clearly shows blank cartridges. See more »

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[against the advice of his men, Mike agrees to an assignation with his lieutenant's girlfriend]
Cpl. Luis Delgado: Women.
Cpl. Pierre Molier: Women.
[two beautiful women stroll past]
Cpl. Luis DelgadoCpl. Pierre Molier: Women!
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Opening credits: The Sahara--years ago. Land of the Riffs, the Foreign Legion- and Adventure See more »

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The 38 Year Old Burt Lancaster
25 April 2002 | by See all my reviews

An impressive 38 year old Burt Lancaster appears in this mediocre film. He was a perfectionist when it came to working with ambitious amateurs who had more aspiration than talent. Although there is no one film that I like about Lancaster, he was impressive at 38.


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