|Ibrahim El Hadish||...||
|Robert Presnell Jr.||...||(screenplay) (as Robert Presnell Jnr.) and|
|Robert Haggiag||...||producer: in assocation with|
|Angelo Francesco Lavagnino||...||(as A.F. Lavagnino)|
|Jack Cardiff||...||(photographed by)|
|Web Overlander||...||makeup supervisor|
|Nate H. Edwards||...||production manager|
|Gordon B. Forbes||...||unit production manager|
|Franco Magli||...||production manager: Italy|
|Joseph Lenzi||...||assistant director|
|Edward Morey Jr.||...||assistant director|
|Italo Tomassi||...||manager of art department (uncredited)|
|John K. Kean||...||sound (as John Kean)|
|Wally Milner||...||sound (as W.H. Milner)|
|Chuck Hayward||...||stunts (uncredited)|
|Terry Wilson||...||stunts (uncredited)|
|Jack N. Young||...||stunts (uncredited)|
|Phil Stern||...||still photographer (uncredited)|
|Angelo Francesco Lavagnino||...||conductor (as A.F. Lavagnino)|
|Gina Guglielmotti||...||script supervisor (as Nenetta Guglielmotti)|
|Enrico Moscatelli||...||technical consultant|
|Patricia Losey||...||production secretary (uncredited)|
|Kevin McClory||...||assistant to Henry Hathaway (uncredited)|
- United Artists (1957) (United States) (theatrical) (released thru)
- United Artists (1958) (United Kingdom) (theatrical)
- United Artists (1958) (Germany) (theatrical)
- United Artists (1958) (Sweden) (theatrical)
- Kommunenes Filmcentral (KF) (1958) (Norway) (theatrical)
- Atlas Film (1965) (Sweden) (theatrical)
- MGM/UA Home Entertainment (1990) (United States) (VHS)
- MGM Home Entertainment (2000) (United States) (DVD)
- Koch Media (2011) (Germany) (DVD)
- Olive Films (2016) (United States) (DVD)
- Technirama (photographed in)
- Technicolor (photographed in)
- Unidear (music published by)
- Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) (approval certificate: no. 18842)
- RCA Sound System (sound recording system)
- International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) (this picture made under the jurisdiction of)
Paul Bonnard arrives in Timbuktu in search of a guide to escort him into the Sahara desert. American Joe January takes the job despite misgivings about Bonnard's plans. Dita, a prostitute who has been deeply moved by what appears to be Bonnard's spiritual nature, follows the two men into the desert. Eventually the trio arrives in the ruins of a lost city, where Bonnard hopes to find the treasure his father sought years earlier before disappearing. But what Bonnard finds alters him in unexpected ways, with tragic results.
Written by Jim Beaver
|Taglines||Wayne Tangles with Loren...In the Adventure that's Hotter than 1000 Suns ! See more »|
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|Trivia||John Wayne broke his leg during filming. See more »|
|Goofs||Twice Joe January refers to Solomon and Bathsheba. It should have been Solomon and Sheba. Bathsheba was David's interest. See more »|
|Movie Connections||Featured in Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff (2010). See more »|
Poor Paul. He was so kind! How could it happen?
Joe January: [Cynically] It happens...
Dita: But to him? He believed in God!
Joe January: I can't recite any Psalms for ya', but I know about people who believe in God. Our friend didn't! He put his faith in his father. A man! A human being! That's an easy faith to lose. I know about that, too.
Dita: But he was a good man. He tried to do good. He dreamed of goodness all his life.
Joe January: I'm gettin' a little sick of this "Poor Paul," "Kind man," "Full of grace." What does it take to wake you up? He didn't believe in anything but being a big-shot with God as a front. I've seen these do-gooders before - usually doin' the most good for themSELVES! Believing in God is different than drooling over rubies and emeralds.
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