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Ten Tall Men (1951)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, War | 25 January 1952 (Sweden)
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.

Director:

Willis Goldbeck

Writers:

Roland Kibbee (screenplay), Frank Davis (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Burt Lancaster ... Sergeant Mike Kincaid
Jody Lawrance ... Mahla
Gilbert Roland ... Corporal Luis Delgado
Kieron Moore ... Corporal Pierre Molier
George Tobias ... Londos
John Dehner ... Jardine
Nick Dennis ... Mouse
Mike Mazurki ... Roshko
Gerald Mohr ... Kayeed Hussein
Ian MacDonald ... Lustig
Mari Blanchard ... Marie DeLatour
Donald Randolph Donald Randolph ... Yussif
Robert Clary ... Mossul
Henry Rowland Henry Rowland ... Kurt
Michael Pate ... Browning
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Action | Adventure | War

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 January 1952 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Frauenraub in Marokko See more »

Filming Locations:

Yuma, Arizona, USA See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Robert Clary's film debut. See more »

Goofs

When Mahla is led on horseback through a gorge pursued by the Riff she is clearly wearing goggles which disappear in the subsequent close-up. See more »

Quotes

Sgt. Mike Kincaid: You're tough, baby. I like that. But not too tough - I like that too.
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits: The Sahara--years ago. Land of the Riffs, the Foreign Legion- and Adventure See more »

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A great Saturday afternoon popcorn chomper
20 March 2007 | by larryludwigpilotSee all my reviews

This is a great movie for just watching and enjoying. No overwhelming drama, no thought to guess the plot or who-done-it, just good old fashioned entertainment. Burt Lancaster shines in a way only he can. The jokes are funny, lines memorable (mamasita, what a rap she gave me... Khassein is a lump of evil smelling goat cheese) the girls are pretty and it rolls along as you "listen to the squeaking of the little mouse". Just enjoy yourself, if you miss a few minutes in the kitchen it won't throw you off the plot. It's great to see REAL actors displaying their craft in a time period when talent was more important than looks, bra size and CGI. If you want drama, go find Wuthering Heights and get your fill.


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