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Zarak (1956)

An Afghan Outlaw finally saves a British Officer at the cost of his own life.

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Terence Young

Writer:

Richard Maibaum
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Victor Mature ... Zarak Khan
Michael Wilding ... Maj. Michael Ingram
Anita Ekberg ... Salma
Bonar Colleano Bonar Colleano ... Biri - Zarak's Brother
Eunice Gayson ... Cathy Ingram
Finlay Currie ... The Mullah
Peter Illing ... Ahmad
Bernard Miles ... Hassu the one-eyed
Eddie Byrne ... Kasim - Zarak's Brother
Patrick McGoohan ... Moor Larkin
Frederick Valk Frederick Valk ... Haji Khan - Zarak's Father
André Morell ... Maj. Atherton
Harold Goodwin ... Sgt. Higgins
Alec Mango ... Akbar - Merchant
Oscar Quitak Oscar Quitak ... Youssuff
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Storyline

On the mountainous frontier between British India and Afghanistan, circa 1860s, Zarak Khan kisses Salma, the youngest wife of his father, Haji Khan. Outraged, his father orders Zarak to be flogged to death but spares his life at the urging of an elderly Mullah. Zarak now leaves his village and becomes a notorious outlaw, prompting the British to assign a Major Ingram to capture him. Zarak and Ingram have several encounters, developing a grudging respect for each other. When Ingram is captured by Ahmad, one of Zarak's rivals, Zarak risks his life to save the British officer. Written by dinky-4 of Minneapolis

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A SENSATION OF EXCITEMENT AND THRILLS! (original print ad - all caps) See more »


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Zarak See more »

Filming Locations:

Tangier, Morocco See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warwick Film Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Final film of Frederick Valk. See more »

Quotes

Zarak Khan: Hanging's too fast. It's for the weak. My father once said I should be flogged to death. He tried, cousin, but he failed.
Ahmad: We shall not fail.
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Connections

Referenced in Terence Young: Bond Vivant (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Climb Up the Wall
Music by Auyar Hosseini
Lyrics by Norman Gimbel
Sung by Yana
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ganesha talkies
8 October 2003 | by srikspSee all my reviews

saw this movie at ganesha talkies in mysore,india(1957). was a big fan of victor mature those days.i think it was a big hit in india.in my opinion this movie was much better than the spielberg creations like(the raiders series).


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