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Le tigri di Mompracem (1970)

After the evil maharajah Varauni exterminated his whole family, the brave Sandokan decides to retreat on the island of Mompracem to meditate a terrible revenge against him.


Mario Sequi


Eduardo Manzanos (story) (as Eduardo M. Brochero), Alfredo Tucci (screenplay) (as Alfredo M. Tucci) | 2 more credits »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ivan Rassimov ... Sandokan
Claudia Gravy ... Marianna Guillonk
Andrea Bosic Andrea Bosic ... Yanez
José Torres ... Tremal Naik
Luis Dávila ... Lord Brooke
Mimmo Palmara ... Man Saved from Crocodiles (as Dick Palmer)
Cris Huerta Cris Huerta ... Giro Batol (as Chris Huertas)
Lorenzo Terzon Lorenzo Terzon ... Capt. Rosenthal
Anna Zinnemann Anna Zinnemann ... Liana
José María Caffarel ... Maharaja Varauni (as Jose M. Cafarel)
Ángel Menéndez Ángel Menéndez ... Lord Guillonk
Dakar Dakar ... Kammamuri (as Alejandro Dakar)
Gino Marturano Gino Marturano ... Sambigliong
Alfredo Santacruz Alfredo Santacruz ... Maharaja of Sarawak (as Alfredo Santa Cruz)
Nerio Bernardi ... Grande Brahmano


After the evil maharajah Varauni exterminated his whole family, the brave Sandokan decides to retreat on the island of Mompracem to meditate a terrible revenge against him.

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11 December 1970 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Los tigres de Mompracem See more »

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Color (Technicolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Spaghetti/Paella adventure , co-produced by Italy/Spain about Sandokan and followers against Lord Brook and the British empire
7 May 2017 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

Adventure movie in exotic scenarios filled with action , emotion and spectacular battles . This Sandokan entry was decently directed by Mario Sequi with an European cast and it contains rousing action , romantic adventure , mayhem and a fine cast doing a nice job . In ¨Sandokan Tigre De Mompracem¨ , our hero is well played by Rassimov who stands out his strong , piercing eyes and striking look , he fights an evil ruler , the nefarious Sir Charles Brooke . It really benefits in filming on location in Borneo and tells the tale of Sandokan who is a Malaysian prince who , with a group of renegades , goes up against an ominous governor . The rightful heir to the throne of Malaysia teams up with a bunch of rebels and square off a nasty enemy during the 1800 . Exciting story of love and adventure , the complete romance and the exotic events about the stalwart hero based on novels by Emilio Salgari . As English military harass and submit the native people . Later on , Sandokan , lord of Malaysia , is wrongly imprisoned and slavered into the salt mines . There he meets and befriends his future followers , the Portuguese friend Yañez (Andrea Bosic) and Tremal-Naïk (José Torres) . Meantime , his father , Maharaja of Sarawak (Nero Bernardi), is doublé-crossed by Maharaja Varauni (José María Caffarel) . When Sandokan learns his father and sibling have been killed he sets off to seek vengeance and claim his land back . Sandokan escapes from penitentiary using a machine gun and sets out in pursuit enemies accompanied by his underlings . In Mompracem Sandokan unites diverse tribes : Dayakos , Bengalís , Malaysian , and subsequently he infiltrates into governor palace , there he kidnaps the niece (Claudia Gravy) of Oriental Indian Company Chief , Lord Guillonk (Angel Menéndez). Along the way Sandokan takes on several dangers and , finally , takes place a spectacular battle at an enemy outpost against Lord Brooke and his hoodlums who are trying to carry out the villagers' execution .

This is a Spanish/Italian attempt to match the US adventures spectacles of the mid-sixties and early seventies , containing derring-do , sword-play , spectacular battles , gorgeous outdoors , being quite entertaining and it boasts a nice cast . Being a so-so but acceptable European co-production between Italy and Spain . It's a fiery as well as adventurous outing that makes little sense but bulges with emotion maintained throughout . It is a grade-B flick with noisy adventures , emotion , slavery , breathtaking ship attacks , guns provoking a lot of deaths , and many other things . The flick packs enjoyable as well as exotic atmosphere , luxurious gowns , evocative sets , alright cinematography and powerful score . Lots of intrigue , treason , luxurious scenarios , twists and turns . It is an entertaining oriental movie , full of action, thrills , betrayal and , of course , a lot of duels and fights . It's one of several adventures-action pictures made in Europe that such Spanish/Italian stars giving sympathetic performances , as the main star cast : Rassimov and the beautiful Claudia Gravy as damsel in distress . Ivan had a fruitful career until his recent death , though was often cast as villains , from Nazi soldiers , gunfighters , to two-fisted guys , to murder suspects . Rassimov also occasionally played good guys and saw it as a novelty item from his bad guy roles . From playing a police detective , a cowboy , an archaeologist , and even a psychiatrist in Mario Bava's last theatrical movie , Shock or Beyond the door (1977). Ivan starred some Spaghetti Westerns as Django , If you want to live..shoots , Cowards Don't Pray , Non Sspettare Django, Spara and Cjamango . He was most often seen as a male hero of the Italian cannibal films in acting alongside Me Me Lai in three of them , most notably being Man from deep river , Jungle Holocaust and Eaten alive . In addition , an agreeable secondary cast , as the marvelous main actors are completed by a stellar cast full of veteran Spanish/Italian players as Ángel Menéndez , José Maria Caffarel , Cris Huerta , José Torres , Mimmo Palmara as Man Saved from Crocodiles and special mention for Luis Davila as Lord Brooke . Splendid color in Technnicolor and Techniscope , including appropriate cinematography by Emio Foriscot . Being shot on location in Borneo , Madrid , Rome and other exotic places . Moving score by Angelo Francesco Lavagnino , including evocative music and some sounds in oriental style . Decent writing and production by Eduardo Manzanos Brochero and his production company , Copercines . This one was a popular film by that time , getting big success at European Box office . The motion picture was professionally directed by Mario Sequi . He was a good craftsman who made all kind of genres , as he directed Spaghetti Western such as "The Tramplers" ¨, action : ¨El Cobra¨ , comedy : ¨Roman scandals¨ , ¨La Verginella¨ and dramas : ¨Cronaca Di Un Delitto¨ and Hechizo Tragico¨.

Other pictures about this fictitious personage are the followings : Sandokan the Great" (1963) by Lenzi with Steve Reeves as Sandokan , Geneviève Grad as Mary Ann , Andrea Bosic as Yañez ; and its sequel ¨Pirati della Malesia¨ (original title) by Umberto Lenzi with Steve Reeves again ; ¨Sandokan Fights Back¨ (1964) with Ray Danton , Guy Madison , Mario Petri , Alberto Farnese, Franca Bettoia . And TV ¨Sandokan¨ directed by Sergio Sollima , a very popular series of the 70s , with Kabir Bedi , Philippe Leroy and Adolfo Celi . And finally "The return of Sandokán" (1996) , ¨Il Figlio Di Sandokan" (1998) , TV series played by Kabir Bedi and directed by Enzo G Castellari .

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